dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
noun
an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans; banned in the United States since 1972
Syn: ↑DDT
Hypernyms: ↑insecticide, ↑insect powder, ↑pollutant

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/duy klawr'oh duy fen'l truy klawr'oh eth"ayn, duy klohr'oh duy fen'l truy klohr'-/, n. Chem.
See DDT.
[DI-1 + CHLORO-2 + DI-1 + PHENYL + TRI- + CHLORO-2 + ETHANE]

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dīchlōˈrōdīphēnˈyltrichlōˈroēthˈane noun
Known as DDT, a white powder orig used to kill lice and thus prevent the spread of typhus, effective also against other insects, but having long-term disadvantages
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Main Entry:dichlor-

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