benzene hexachloride

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benzene hexa·​chlo·​ride | \ -ˌhek-sə-ˈklȯr-ˌīd How to pronounce benzene hexachloride (audio) \

Definition of benzene hexachloride

: bhc

First Known Use of benzene hexachloride

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Benzene hexachloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benzene%20hexachloride. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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benzene hexachloride

noun
benzene hexa·​chlo·​ride | \ -ˌhek-sə-ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīd, -ˈklȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce benzene hexachloride (audio) \

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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