paradichlorobenzene

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noun para·di·chlo·ro·ben·zene \ˌper-ə-ˌdī-ˌklȯr-ə-ˈben-ˌzēn, -ˌben-ˈzēn, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of paradichlorobenzene

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

Origin and Etymology of paradichlorobenzene

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1876


Medical Dictionary

paradichlorobenzene

noun para·di·chlo·ro·ben·zene
variants: also

p–dichlorobenzene

\ˌpar-ə-ˌdī-ˌklōr-ə-ˈben-ˌzēn, -ˌklȯr-, -ˌben-ˈ\play

Medical Definition of paradichlorobenzene

  1. :  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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