di·​chlo·​ro·​ben·​zene | \ (ˌ)dī-ˌklȯr-ə-ˈben-ˌzēn How to pronounce dichlorobenzene (audio) , -(ˌ)ben-ˈzēn \

Definition of dichlorobenzene

: any of three isomeric compounds C6H4Cl2 especially : paradichlorobenzene

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Recent Examples on the Web The pesticide in most mothballs is para-dichlorobenzene (PDCB). Joe, The Seattle Times, "Using banana peel to remove warts," 4 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of dichlorobenzene

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Dichlorobenzene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichlorobenzene. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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di·​chlo·​ro·​ben·​zene | \ (ˌ)dī-ˌklōr-ə-ˈben-ˌzēn, -ˌklȯr-, -(ˌ)ben-ˈ How to pronounce dichlorobenzene (audio) \

Medical Definition of dichlorobenzene

: any of three isomeric benzene derivatives C6H4Cl2 (as paradichlorobenzene) that differ in the relative placements of the two chlorine atoms

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