polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
noun Date: 1951 any of a class of hydrocarbon molecules that have multiple carbon rings, and that include numerous carcinogenic substances and environmental pollutants — abbreviation PAH

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