a natural or synthetic chemical that mimics or blocks the action of a natural hormone and that may disrupt the body's endocrine system.
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Camouflage Before it was a military term, camouflage was French street-slang popular among pickpockets and other shadowy figures in 1870s Paris. A combination of the Italian word camuffare (to disguise) and the French word camouflet (puff of smoke), this word described a common practice among thieves: staging an attractive woman who would blow smoke in the face of an intended target, which was both sexually …
Origin of endocrine disruptor
First recorded in 1990–95
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