organochlorine

adjective
or·​gan·​o·​chlo·​rine | \ ˌȯr-gə-nō-ˈklȯr-ˌēn How to pronounce organochlorine (audio) , 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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Other Words from organochlorine

organochlorine noun

Examples of organochlorine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other state officials had suggested that an organochlorine substance, found in pesticides, may have poisoned the patients. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of organochlorine

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of organochlorine was in 1961

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“Organochlorine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organochlorine. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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organochlorine

adjective
or·​gan·​o·​chlo·​rine | \ ȯr-ˌgan-ə-ˈklō(ə)r-ˌēn, -ˈklȯ(ə)r-, -ən How to pronounce organochlorine (audio) \

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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