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dimethylbenzanthracene

noun di·meth·yl·benz·an·thra·cene \ -ben-ˈzan(t)-thrə-ˌsēn \
variants: also 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene play \ˌsev-ən-ˌtwelv-(ˌ)dī-ˌmeth-əl-ben-ˈzan(t)-thrə-ˌsēn\

medical Definition of dimethylbenzanthracene

: a carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon C20H16 widely used in experimental research on carcinogenesis using animal models (as mice or rats) abbreviation DMBA

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