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methoxychlor

[muh-thok-si-klawr, -klohr]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C16H15Cl3O2, used as an insecticide.
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Origin of methoxychlor

First recorded in 1945–50; methoxy- + chlor-1
Also called DMDT, methoxy DDT.
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