benzene hexachloride

noun benzene hexa·chlo·ride \ -ˌhek-sə-ˈklȯr-ˌīd \

Definition of benzene hexachloride

: bhc

First Known Use of benzene hexachloride

1873


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benzene hexachloride

noun benzene hexa·chlo·ride \ -ˌhek-sə-ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīd, -ˈklȯ(ə)r- \

medical Definition of benzene hexachloride

: a compound C6H6Cl6 occurring in several stereoisomeric forms that is obtained by the chlorination of benzene in the presence of light usually as a white to grayish musty powder containing a mixture of these isomers; especially : the gamma isomer : lindane
Note: Benzene hexachloride is commonly called BHC.

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