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benzopyrene

[¦ben·zō¦pī‚rēn]
(organic chemistry)
C20H12 A five-ring aromatic hydrocarbon found in coal tar, in cigarette smoke, and as a product of incomplete combustion; yellow crystals with a melting point of 179°C; soluble in benzene, toluene, and xylene.
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