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dimethylbenzanthracene

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noun di·meth·yl·benz·an·thra·cene \-ben-ˈzan(t)-thrə-ˌsēn\
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7,12–dimethylbenz[a]anthracene

\ˌsev-ən-ˌtwelv-(ˌ)dī-ˌmeth-əl-ben-ˈzan(t)-thrə-ˌsēn\play

Medical Definition of dimethylbenzanthracene

  1. :  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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