DDE

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noun \ ˌdē-(ˌ)dē-ˈē \

Definition of DDE

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

Origin and Etymology of dde

dichlor- + diphenyl + ethylene


Medical Dictionary

DDE

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noun \ -ˈē \

medical Definition of DDE

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

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