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methoxychlor

[ muh-thok-si-klawr, -klohr ]
/ məˈθɒk sɪˌklɔr, -ˌkloʊr /
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noun Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C16H15Cl3O2, used as an insecticide.
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Also called DMDT, methoxy DDT.

Origin of methoxychlor

First recorded in 1945–50; methoxy- + chlor-1
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