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dicofol

[ dahy-koh-fawl, -fol ]
/ daɪˈkoʊ fɔl, -fɒl /
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noun
a white crystalline solid, C14H9Cl5O, derived from DDT and used to protect crops from mites.
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Origin of dicofol

First recorded in 1940–45; a pharmaceutical coinage
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