organochlorine

adjective
or·gan·o·chlo·rine | \ ˌȯr-gə-nō-ˈklȯr-ˌēn , ȯr-ˌga-nə- , -ən \

Definition of organochlorine 

: of, relating to, or being a chlorinated hydrocarbon and especially one used as a pesticide (such as aldrin, DDT, or dieldrin)

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organochlorine noun

First Known Use of organochlorine

1961, in the meaning defined above

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organochlorine

adjective
or·gan·o·chlo·rine | \ ȯr-ˌgan-ə-ˈklō(ə)r-ˌēn, -ˈklȯ(ə)r-, -ən \

Medical Definition of organochlorine 

: of, relating to, or being a chlorinated hydrocarbon and especially one used as a pesticide (as aldrin, DDT, or dieldrin)

Other words from organochlorine

organochlorine noun

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