toxaphene


tox·a·phene

noun \ˈtäk-sə-ˌfēn\

Definition of TOXAPHENE

:  a persistent chlorinated insecticide mixture with the approximate empirical formula C10H10Cl8 that is now banned in the United States

Origin of TOXAPHENE

from Toxaphene, a trademark
First Known Use: 1947

tox·a·phene

noun \ˈtäk-sə-ˌfēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TOXAPHENE

: an insecticide with the approximate empirical formula C10H10Cl8 that is a complex mixture of chlorinated compounds and has been shown to have carcinogenic properties in experiments with laboratory animals

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