toxaphene

noun tox·a·phene \ ˈtäk-sə-ˌfēn \

Definition of toxaphene

:a persistent chlorinated insecticide mixture with the approximate empirical formula C10H10Cl8 that is now banned in the U.S.

Origin and Etymology of toxaphene

from Toxaphene, a trademark


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toxaphene

noun tox·a·phene \ ˈtäk-sə-ˌfēn \

medical Definition of toxaphene

:an insecticide with the approximate empirical formula C10H10Cl8 that is a complex mixture of chlorinated compounds and has been shown to have carcinogenic properties in experiments with laboratory animals

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