: a persistent organochlorine C15H8Cl4 that is produced by the metabolic breakdown of DDT

Word History

Etymology

dichlor- + diphenyl + ethylene

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of DDE was in 1949

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“DDE.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DDE. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

: a persistent organochlorine C15H8Cl4 that is produced by the metabolic breakdown of DDT
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