DDD

noun
\ ˌdē-(ˌ)dē-ˈdē How to pronounce DDD (audio) \

Definition of DDD

: an insecticide C14H10Cl4 closely related chemically and similar in properties to DDT

First Known Use of DDD

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for DDD

dichlor- + diphenyl + dichlor-

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“DDD.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DDD. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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DDD

noun
\ ˌdē-(ˌ)dē-ˈdē How to pronounce DDD (audio) \

Medical Definition of DDD

: an insecticide C14H10Cl4 closely related chemically and similar in properties to DDT

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