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toxaphene

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noun tox·a·phene \ˈtäk-sə-ˌfēn\

Definition of toxaphene

  1. :  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


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toxaphene

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noun tox·a·phene \ˈtäk-sə-ˌfēn\

Medical Definition of toxaphene

  1. :  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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