methoxychlor

noun

me·​thoxy·​chlor me-ˈthäk-si-ˌklȯr How to pronounce methoxychlor (audio)
: relatively nontoxic organochlorine insecticide C16H15Cl3O2

Word History

Etymology

meth- + oxy- + chlor-

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of methoxychlor was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Methoxychlor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methoxychlor. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

methoxychlor

noun

: a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide C16H15Cl3O2

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