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DBCP

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noun \ˌdē-(ˌ)bē-(ˌ)sē-ˈpē\

Definition of DBCP

  1. :  a compound C3H5Br2Cl used especially formerly as an agricultural pesticide that is a suspected carcinogen and cause of sterility in human males



Origin of dbcp

di- + brom- + chlor- + propane


First Known Use: 1967


Medical Dictionary

DBCP

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noun \ˌdē-(ˌ)bē-(ˌ)sē-ˈpē\

Medical Definition of DBCP

  1. :  a halocarbon compound C3H5Br2Cl used as an agricultural pesticide that is a suspected carcinogen and cause of sterility in human males—called also dibromochloropropane




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