para·​di·​chlo·​ro·​ben·​zene | \ ˌper-ə-ˌdī-ˌklȯr-ə-ˈben-ˌzēn How to pronounce paradichlorobenzene (audio) , -ˌben-ˈzēn, ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of paradichlorobenzene

: a white crystalline compound C6H4Cl2 made by chlorinating benzene and used especially as a moth repellent and deodorizer

Examples of paradichlorobenzene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your grandma's favorite method is on the outs now that many experts consider the chemicals — naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene — a health risk. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Moths in Every Part of Your Home, According to Experts," 13 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of paradichlorobenzene

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Paradichlorobenzene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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variants: also p-dichlorobenzene \ ˌpar-​ə-​ˌdī-​ˌklōr-​ə-​ˈben-​ˌzēn, -​ˌklȯr-​, -​ˌben-​ˈ How to pronounce paradichlorobenzene (audio) \

Medical Definition of paradichlorobenzene

: a white crystalline compound C6H4Cl2 made by chlorinating benzene and used chiefly as a moth repellent and deodorizer

called also PDB

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