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methoxychlor

[muh-thok-si-klawr, -klohr] /məˈθɒk sɪˌklɔr, -ˌkloʊr/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C 1 6 H 1 5 Cl 3 O 2 , used as an insecticide.
Also called DMDT, methoxy DDT.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; methoxy- + chlor-1
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methoxychlor

a colourless, crystalline organic halogen compound used as an insecticide. Methoxychlor is very similar to DDT but acts more rapidly, is less persistent, and does not accumulate in the fatty tissues of animals as does DDT.

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