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- n. Either of two isomeric tetracyclic aromatic hydrocarbons formed by the fusion of a benzene ring with anthracene
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By using a known carcinogen, dimethyl benzanthracene, the researchers also determined that mice that harbor the variant are more susceptible to an environmental challenge than those that don't.
However, because of its lower combustibility it contains 50% more carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons including naphthalene, benzanthracene, and benzopyrene, than tobacco smoke. "