chlordecone

[ klawr-di-kohn, klohr- ]
/ ˈklɔr dɪˌkoʊn, ˈkloʊr- /

noun

a highly toxic pesticide, C10H10O, causing nerve damage in humans, that is believed to contaminate waterways: no longer widely used.

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Also called Ke·pone [kee-pohn] /ˈki poʊn/ .

Origin of chlordecone

First recorded in 1970–75; chlor-2 + dec- + (ket)one
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