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benzanthracene

[ben-zan-thruh-seen] /bɛnˈzæn θrəˌsin/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a carcinogenic aromatic hydrocarbon, C 18 H 12 , consisting of four fused benzene rings, produced by incomplete combustion of organic matter.
Origin of benzanthracene
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; benz- + anthracene
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benzanthracene in Medicine

benzanthracene benz·an·thra·cene (běn-zān'thrə-sēn') or benz·an·threne (-thrēn')
n.
A crystalline, weakly carcinogenic cyclic hydrocarbon.

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