benzene hexachloride


noun Chemistry.


Nearby words

  1. benzalkonium chloride,
  2. benzamine,
  3. benzanthracene,
  4. benzedrine,
  5. benzene,
  6. benzene ring,
  7. benzene series,
  8. benzeneazobenzene,
  9. benzenecarbaldehyde,
  10. benzenecarbonyl

Origin of benzene hexachloride

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for benzene hexachloride

benzene hexachloride

noun

another name for hexachlorocyclohexane
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Science definitions for benzene hexachloride

benzene hexachloride

[hĕk′sə-klôrīd′]

A musty-smelling crystalline substance that was once used as an insecticide. It is prepared by adding chlorine to benzene. Also called lindane. Chemical formula: C6H6Cl6.
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