dibenzanthracene

noun
di·​benz·​an·​thra·​cene
variants: or 1,2:5,6-dibenzanthracene \ (ˌwən-​ˌtü-​ˌfīv-​ˌsiks-​)dī-​ˌben-​ˈzan(t)-​thrə-​ˌsēn How to pronounce 1,2:5,6-dibenzanthracene (audio) \

Medical Definition of dibenzanthracene

: an orange-brown crystalline actively carcinogenic cyclic hydrocarbon C22H14 found in trace amounts in coal tar

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“Dibenzanthracene.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dibenzanthracene. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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