mirex

noun
mi·​rex | \ ˈmī-ˌreks How to pronounce mirex (audio) \

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirex. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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mirex

noun
mi·​rex | \ ˈmī-ˌreks How to pronounce mirex (audio) \

Medical Definition of mirex

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

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