heptachlor

noun
hep·ta·chlor | \ˈhep-tə-ˌklȯr \

Definition of heptachlor 

: a cyclodiene chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticide C10H5Cl7 that causes liver disease in animals and is a suspected human carcinogen

First Known Use of heptachlor

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heptachlor

hepta- + chlorine

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heptachlor

noun
hep·ta·chlor | \ˈhep-tə-ˌklō(ə)r, -ˌklȯ(ə)r \

Medical Definition of heptachlor 

: a persistent cyclodiene chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticide C10H5Cl7 that causes liver disease in animals and is a suspected human carcinogen

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