benzene hexachloride

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

Definition of benzene hexachloride

  1. :  bhc

1873

First Known Use of benzene hexachloride

1873


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benzene hexachloride

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

Medical Definition of benzene hexachloride

  1. :  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 Benzene hexachloride is commonly called BHC.


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