organochlorine
adjective Date: 1961 of, relating to, or being a chlorinated hydrocarbon and especially one used as a pesticide (as aldrin, DDT, or dieldrin) • organochlorine noun

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  • organochlorine — [ôr΄gə nō klôr′ēn΄, ôr gan΄ōklôr′ēn] n. any of a class of organic chemical compounds containing chlorinated hydrocarbons, including dioxins, PCBs, CFCs, and DDT * * * or·gan·o·chlo·rine (ôr găn ə klôrʹēn , ĭn, klōrʹ ) n. Any of various… …   Universalium

  • organochlorine — [ôr΄gə nō klôr′ēn΄, ôr gan΄ōklôr′ēn] n. any of a class of organic chemical compounds containing chlorinated hydrocarbons, including dioxins, PCBs, CFCs, and DDT …   English World dictionary

  • organochlorine — or·gan·o·chlo·rine ȯr .gan ə klō(ə)r .ēn, klȯ(ə)r , ən adj of, relating to, or being a chlorinated hydrocarbon and esp. one used as a pesticide (as aldrin, DDT, or dieldrin) organochlorine n * * * or·ga·no·chlo·rine (or″gə no… …   Medical dictionary

  • organochlorine — ȯr¦ganə, ¦ȯrgənōˌ adjective Etymology: organ + chlorine (II) : of, relating to, or being a chlorinated hydrocarbon and especially one used as a pesticide (as aldrin, DDT, or dieldrin) • organochlorine noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • organochlorine — 1. noun Any of very many chlorine substituted organic compounds, many of which are insecticides etc. Syn: chlorocarbon, organochloride 2. adjective (of an organic compound) containing chlorine …   Wiktionary

  • organochlorine — or·gano·chlorine …   English syllables

  • organochlorine — /ɔˌgænoʊˈklɔrin/ (say aw.ganoh klawreen) noun any of a large group of organic compounds containing chlorine which are highly toxic to animal life and widely used as insecticides, as DDT, lindane, chlordane, etc …   Australian English dictionary

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

  • Dieldrin — IUPAC name (1aR,2R,2aS,3S,6R,6aR,7S,7aS) 3,4,5,6,9,9 hexachloro 1a,2,2a,3,6,6a,7,7a octa …   Wikipedia

  • Chlorine — This article is about the chemical element. For the bleach, see Sodium hypochlorite. For the upcoming film, see Chlorine (film). sulfur ← chlorine → argon F ↑ Cl ↓ Br …   Wikipedia

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