[muh-thok-si-klawr, -klohr]
noun Chemistry.
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.

1945–50; methoxy- + chlor-1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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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Methoxychlor was the predominant pesticide detected.
Endosulfan and methoxychlor were not present in detectable amounts, likely because they are subject to metabolism by the liver.
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