orthodichlorobenzene

noun

or·​tho·​dichlorobenzene
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: a volatile oily liquid compound C6H4Cl2 made by chlorination of benzene and used chiefly as a solvent and cleaner, heat-transfer, medium, and insecticide
written systematically with italic ortho- or o-

Word History

Etymology

orth- + dichlorobenzene

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“Orthodichlorobenzene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthodichlorobenzene. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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