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- n. Any of several isomeric dimethyl derivatives of benzanthracene, but especially 7,12-dimethylbenzanthracene which is a carcinogenic polycyclic hydrocarbon used in medical research
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In the study, the researchers applied dimethylbenzanthracene, a carcinogen found in cigarette smoke, to the skins of mice, followed by another chemical that stimulates cell growth.
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