benzanthracene

[ben-zan-thruh-seen]

noun Chemistry.

a carcinogenic aromatic hydrocarbon, C18H12, consisting of four fused benzene rings, produced by incomplete combustion of organic matter.

Origin of benzanthracene

First recorded in 1935–40; benz- + anthracene
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Medicine definitions for benzanthracene

benzanthracene

[bĕn-zănthrə-sēn′]

n.

A crystalline, weakly carcinogenic cyclic hydrocarbon.
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