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chlordecone

[klawr-di-kohn, klohr-] /ˈklɔr dɪˌkoʊn, ˈkloʊr-/
noun
1.
a highly toxic pesticide, C 10 H 10 O, causing nerve damage in humans, that is believed to contaminate waterways: no longer widely used.
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Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; chlor-2 + dec- + (ket)one
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