benzene-hexachloride

benzene hexachloride

noun Chemistry.

Origin:
1880–85

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benzene hexachloride
 
n
another name for hexachlorocyclohexane

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benzene hexachloride   (hěk'sə-klôr'īd')  Pronunciation Key 
A musty-smelling crystalline substance that is used as an insecticide. It is prepared by adding chlorine to benzene. Also called hexachlorobenzene. Chemical formula: C6H6Cl6.
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