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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 of methoxychlor
1945-1950
1945-50; methoxy- + chlor-1
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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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