toxaphene
noun Etymology: from Toxaphene, a trademark Date: 1947 a persistent chlorinated insecticide mixture with the approximate empirical formula C10H10Cl8 that is now banned in the United States

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  • Toxaphene — Toxaphène Toxaphène Général Synonymes Camphène chloré (60%) Polychlorocamphène camphechlore No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Toxaphène — Général Synonymes Camphène chloré (60%) Polychlorocamphène camphechlore No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • toxaphene — ☆ toxaphene [täk′sə fēn΄ ] n. [< TOXIC + (CAM)PHENE] a commercial insecticide, approximately C10H10Cl8, made by chlorinating camphene: use is now restricted as it may be a carcinogen …   English World dictionary

  • Toxaphene — Chembox new Name = Toxaphene ImageFile = Toxaphene.png ImageName = IUPACName = Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 8001 35 2 SMILES = C=C1C(C2(C(C(C1(C2(Cl)Cl)Cl)Cl)Cl)Cl)(CCl)CCl Section2 = Chembox Properties Formula = C10H10Cl8 MolarMass =… …   Wikipedia

  • toxaphene — /tok seuh feen /, n. Chem. an amber, waxy, water insoluble solid, whose principal constituent is chlorinated camphene, used as an insecticide and as a rodenticide. [1945 50; TOX + (C)A(M)PHENE] * * * ▪ insecticide       a dense, yellowish,… …   Universalium

  • toxaphene — ˈtäksəˌfēn noun ( s) Etymology: from Toxaphene, a trademark : an insecticide obtained as a yellow waxy solid by chlorinating camphene …   Useful english dictionary

  • toxaphene — an insecticide that has been used to kill unwanted fish in ponds and lakes. Possibly carcinogenic and now banned for general use …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • toxaphene — noun An acaricide and insecticide that is a mixture of chlorinated camphenes …   Wiktionary

  • toxaphene — A chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide. * * * tox·a·phene täk sə .fēn n an insecticide with the approximate empirical formula C10H10Cl8 that is a complex mixture of chlorinated compounds and has been shown to have carcinogenic properties in… …   Medical dictionary

  • toxaphene — n. (Chemistry) poisonous chemical compound composed of chlorinated camphene (used as an insecticide and rodenticide) …   English contemporary dictionary

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