DDE

noun
\ ˌdē-(ˌ)dē-ˈē How to pronounce DDE (audio) \

Definition of DDE

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

First Known Use of DDE

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for DDE

dichlor- + diphenyl + ethylene

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“DDE.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DDE. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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DDE

noun
\ -ˈē How to pronounce DDE (audio) \

Medical Definition of DDE

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

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