dichlorobenzene

noun

di·​chlo·​ro·​ben·​zene (ˌ)dī-ˌklȯr-ə-ˈben-ˌzēn How to pronounce dichlorobenzene (audio)
-(ˌ)ben-ˈzēn
: any of three isomeric compounds C6H4Cl2
especially : paradichlorobenzene

Examples of dichlorobenzene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pesticide in most mothballs is para-dichlorobenzene (PDCB). Joe, The Seattle Times, 4 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dichlorobenzene was in 1873

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“Dichlorobenzene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichlorobenzene. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

dichlorobenzene

noun
di·​chlo·​ro·​ben·​zene (ˌ)dī-ˌklōr-ə-ˈben-ˌzēn, -ˌklȯr-, -(ˌ)ben-ˈ How to pronounce dichlorobenzene (audio)
: any of three isomeric benzene derivatives C6H4Cl2 (as paradichlorobenzene) that differ in the relative placements of the two chlorine atoms

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