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heptachlor

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noun hep·ta·chlor \ˈhep-t-əˌklȯr\

Definition of heptachlor

  1. :  a cyclodiene chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticide C10H5Cl7 that causes liver disease in animals and is a suspected human carcinogen



Origin of heptachlor

hepta- + chlorine


First Known Use: 1949


Medical Dictionary

heptachlor

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noun hep·ta·chlor \ˈhep-tə-ˌklō(ə)r, -ˌklȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of heptachlor

  1. :  a persistent cyclodiene chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticide C10H5Cl7 that causes liver disease in animals and is a suspected human carcinogen




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