methoxychlor

noun
me·​thoxy·​chlor | \me-ˈthäk-si-ˌklȯr \

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

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

Medical Definition of methoxychlor 

: a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide C16H15Cl3O2

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