DBCP


DBCP

noun \ˌdē-(ˌ)bē-(ˌ)sē-ˈpē\

Definition of DBCP

:  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

DBCP

noun \ˌdē-(ˌ)bē-(ˌ)sē-ˈpē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DBCP

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: DBE
Previous Word in the Dictionary: DBA
All Words Near: DBCP

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up DBCP? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).