paradichlorobenzene


para·di·chlo·ro·ben·zene

noun \ˌpa-rə-ˌdī-ˌklr-ə-ˈben-ˌzēn, -ˌben-ˈ\

Definition of PARADICHLOROBENZENE

:  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

para·di·chlo·ro·ben·zene

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PARADICHLOROBENZENE

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

Variants of PARADICHLOROBENZENE

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

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