Benzopyrene meaning

bĕnzō-pīrēn, -pī-rēn
Either of two polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with the formula C20 H12 , found in coal tar and cigarette smoke and isolatable as a white or yellow crystalline solid. Both are hazardous, and one is known to be a potent carcinogen.
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An aromatic hydrocarbon, C20H12, found in coal tar, cigarette smoke, etc. and known to be a cause of cancer in animals.
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Either of two polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with the formula C20 H12 , found in coal tar and cigarette smoke and isolatable as a white or yellow crystalline solid. Both are hazardous, and one is known to be a potent carcinogen.
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(organic chemistry) A polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (having five fused benzene rings) that is both mutagenic and carcinogenic.
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