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DDE

noun \ˌdē-(ˌ)dē-ˈē\

Definition of DDE

:  a persistent organochlorine C15H8Cl4 that is produced by the metabolic breakdown of DDT

Origin of DDE

dichlor- + diphenyl + ethylene
First Known Use: 1949

DDE

noun \-ˈē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DDE

:  a persistent organochlorine C15H8Cl4 that is produced by the metabolic breakdown of DDT

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