[dahy-koh-fawl, -fol]


a white crystalline solid, C14H9Cl5O, derived from DDT and used to protect crops from mites.

Nearby words

  1. dickson, leonard eugene,
  2. dickty,
  3. dicky,
  4. dickybird,
  5. diclinous,
  6. diconal,
  7. dicoria,
  8. dicot,
  9. dicotyl,
  10. dicotyledon

Origin of dicofol

laboratory coinage of unexplained orig.

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