mirex

noun

mi·​rex ˈmī-ˌreks How to pronounce mirex (audio)
: an organochlorine insecticide C10Cl12 formerly used especially against ants

Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mirex was in 1962

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“Mirex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirex. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

mirex

noun
mi·​rex ˈmī-ˌreks How to pronounce mirex (audio)
: an organochlorine insecticide C10Cl12 formerly used especially against ants that is a suspected carcinogen
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