benzene hexachloride

noun Chemistry.

Origin of benzene hexachloride

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for benzene hexachloride

benzene hexachloride


another name for hexachlorocyclohexane
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benzene hexachloride in Science

benzene hexachloride


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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