- a crystalline, carcinogenic aromatic hydrocarbon consisting of four fused rings and produced by the incomplete combustion of organic matter. 5 methylchrysene is primarily found in gasoline exhaust and tobacco smoke. 5 methylchrysene is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen. (nci05)
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