methoxychlor
noun Etymology: meth- + oxy- + chlor- Date: 1947 relatively nontoxic organochlorine insecticide C16H15Cl3O2

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  • Methoxychlor — IUPAC name 1,1,1 Trichloro 2,2 bis(4 methoxyphenyl)ethane …   Wikipedia

  • methoxychlor — ☆ methoxychlor [meth äks′i klôr΄ ] n. [ METH(YL) + OXY 1 + (tri)chlor(omethane)] a white solid, Cl3CCH(C6H4OCH3) 2, used as an insecticide, esp. against mosquitoes and flies …   English World dictionary

  • methoxychlor — /meuh thok si klawr , klohr /, n. Chem. a white, crystalline, water insoluble solid, C16H15Cl3O2, used as an insecticide. Also called DMDT, methoxy DDT. [1945 50; METHOXY + CHLOR 1] * * * ▪ chemical compound also called  1,1,1 trichloro 2,2 bis(p …   Universalium

  • methoxychlor — noun A synthetic organochlorine used as an insecticide …   Wiktionary

  • methoxychlor — An insecticide resembling DDT; ectoparasiticide. * * * me·thoxy·chlor me thäk si .klō(ə)r, .klȯ(ə)r n a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide C16H15Cl3O2 * * * me·thoxy·chlor (mə thokґsə klor) a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide… …   Medical dictionary

  • methoxychlor — n. insecticide, substance which kills pests (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • methoxychlor — me·thoxy·chlor …   English syllables

  • methoxychlor — me•thox•y•chlor [[t]məˈθɒk sɪˌklɔr, ˌkloʊr[/t]] n. chem. a white crystalline solid, C16H15Cl3O2, used as an insecticide • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • methoxychlor —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌklō(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: methoxy + trichloroethane : a crystalline insecticide (CH3OC6H4)2CHCCl3 said to be faster acting and less toxic to warm blooded animals than DDT called also methoxy DDT * * * /meuh thok si klawr , klohr …   Useful english dictionary

  • DDT — For other uses, see DDT (disambiguation). DDT …   Wikipedia

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