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para-dichlorobenzene

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[ par-uh-dahy-klawr-uh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen, -klohr- ]
/ 藢p忙r 蓹 da瑟藢kl蓴r 蓹藞b蓻n zin, -b蓻n藞zin, -藢klo蕣r- /
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noun Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, volatile, water-insoluble solid, C6H4Cl2, of the benzene series, having a penetrating odor: used chiefly as a moth repellent.
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Also called PDB, para.
Compare dichlorobenzene.

Origin of para-dichlorobenzene

First recorded in 1875鈥80; para-1 + di-1 + chloro-2 + benzene

Words nearby para-dichlorobenzene

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Scientific definitions for para-dichlorobenzene

paradichlorobenzene
[ p膬r鈥采-d墨-kl么r鈥采-b臅nz膿n鈥 ]

A white crystalline compound used as a germicide and an insecticide. Chemical formula: C6H4Cl2.
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