methoxychlor

noun
me·​thoxy·​chlor | \ me-ˈthäk-si-ˌklȯr How to pronounce methoxychlor (audio) \

Definition of methoxychlor

: relatively nontoxic organochlorine insecticide C16H15Cl3O2

First Known Use of methoxychlor

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for methoxychlor

meth- + oxy- + chlor-

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“Methoxychlor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methoxychlor. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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methoxychlor

noun
me·​thoxy·​chlor | \ me-ˈthäk-si-ˌklō(ə)r, -ˌklȯ(ə)r How to pronounce methoxychlor (audio) \

Medical Definition of methoxychlor

: a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide C16H15Cl3O2

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