methoxychlor

play
noun me·thoxy·chlor \me-ˈthäk-si-ˌklȯr\

Definition of methoxychlor

  1. :  relatively nontoxic organochlorine insecticide C16H15Cl3O2

Origin and Etymology of methoxychlor

meth- + oxy- + chlor-


First Known Use: 1947


Medical Dictionary

methoxychlor

play
noun me·thoxy·chlor \me-ˈthäk-si-ˌklō(ə)r, -ˌklȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of methoxychlor

  1. :  a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide C16H15Cl3O2


Learn More about methoxychlor


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up methoxychlor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a frightening dream

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ