Definition of heptachlor
: a cyclodiene chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticide C10H5Cl7 that causes liver disease in animals and is a suspected human carcinogen
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Heptachlor, one of the constituents of chlordane, is marketed as a separate formulation.
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Origin and Etymology of heptachlor
hepta- + chlorine
First Known Use: 1949See Words from the same year
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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