mirex

noun mi·rex \ ˈmī-ˌreks \

Definition of mirex

: an organochlorine insecticide C10Cl12 formerly used especially against ants

Origin and Etymology of mirex

origin unknown


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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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