dimethylbenzanthracene

noun

di·​meth·​yl·​benz·​an·​thra·​cene -ben-ˈzan(t)-thrə-ˌsēn How to pronounce dimethylbenzanthracene (audio)
variants also 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene
: 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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“Dimethylbenzanthracene.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dimethylbenzanthracene. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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