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paradichlorobenzene

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noun para·di·chlo·ro·ben·zene \ˌpa-rə-ˌdī-ˌklȯr-ə-ˈben-ˌzēn, -ˌben-ˈ\

Definition of paradichlorobenzene

  1. :  a white crystalline compound C6H4Cl2 made by chlorinating benzene and used especially as a moth repellent and deodorizer



Origin of paradichlorobenzene

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1876


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paradichlorobenzene

noun para·di·chlo·ro·ben·zene

Medical Definition of paradichlorobenzene

  1. :  a white crystalline compound C6H4Cl2 made by chlorinating benzene and used chiefly as a moth repellent and deodorizer—called also PDB



Variants of paradichlorobenzene

also p–di·chlo·ro·ben·zene \ˌpar-ə-ˌdī-ˌklōr-ə-ˈben-ˌzēn, -ˌklȯr-, -ˌben-ˈ\play

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