heptachlor


hep·ta·chlor

noun \ˈhep-t-əˌklr\

Definition of HEPTACHLOR

:  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

hep·ta·chlor

noun \ˈhep-tə-ˌklō(ə)r, -ˌkl(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEPTACHLOR

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

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