[dahy-klawr-uh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen, -klohr-]

noun Chemistry.

any of three isomers consisting of benzene in which two of the hydrogen atoms are replaced by chlorine atoms: ortho-, meta-, and paradichlorobenzene.

Nearby words

  1. dich-,
  2. dichasium,
  3. dichlamydeous,
  4. dichlobenil,
  5. dichloride,
  6. dichlorodiethyl sulfide,
  7. dichlorodifluoromethane,
  8. dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane,
  9. dichloroethane,
  10. dichloroethyl formal

Origin of dichlorobenzene

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