heptachlor

noun
hep·​ta·​chlor | \ ˈhep-tə-ˌklȯr How to pronounce heptachlor (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heptachlor. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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heptachlor

noun
hep·​ta·​chlor | \ ˈhep-tə-ˌklō(ə)r, -ˌklȯ(ə)r How to pronounce heptachlor (audio) \

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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