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Medical Term:

cyclopenta[a]phenanthrene

Pronunciation: si'klo-pen'ta[a]fen'a-thren

Definition: Phenanthrene, to the a side of which a three-carbon fragment is fused; as the perhydro (saturated) derivative, it is the basic structure of the steroids.

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