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heptachlor

[hep-tuh-klawr, -klohr] /ˈhɛp təˌklɔr, -ˌkloʊr/
noun
1.
a highly toxic, light-tan, waxy solid, C 10 H 5 Cl 7 , used as an insecticide: its manufacture and use are restricted in the U.S.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; hepta- + chlor-2
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  • Pathology report on mice fed aldrin, dieldrin, heptachlor or heptachlor epoxide for two years.
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heptachlor
  (hěp'tə-klôr')   
A white or tan powder used as a pesticide. Because it is highly toxic to humans and is a suspected carcinogen, its use has been largely discontinued. Chemical formula: C10H5Cl7.
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