benzophenanthridine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

benzo- +‎ phenanthridine

Noun[edit]

benzophenanthridine (countable and uncountable, plural benzophenanthridines)

  1. (organic chemistry) A tetracyclic aromatic heterocycle composed of a benzene ring fused with a phenanthridine residue
  2. (organic chemistry) Any of a large class of alkaloids based on this structure