mirex

noun
mi·​rex | \ˈmī-ˌreks \

Definition of mirex 

: an organochlorine insecticide C10Cl12 formerly used especially against ants

First Known Use of mirex

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mirex

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mirex

noun
mi·​rex | \ˈmī-ˌreks \

Medical Definition of mirex 

: an organochlorine insecticide C10Cl12 formerly used especially against ants that is a suspected carcinogen

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