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benzanthracene

[ben-zan-thruh-seen]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a carcinogenic aromatic hydrocarbon, C18H12, consisting of four fused benzene rings, produced by incomplete combustion of organic matter.
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Origin of benzanthracene

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

benzanthracene

(bĕn-zănthrə-sēn′)
n.
  1. A crystalline, weakly carcinogenic cyclic hydrocarbon.
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