organochlorine


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organochlorine

(ôr-găn′ə-klôr′ēn′, -ĭn)
n.
Any of several hydrocarbon-based compounds containing chlorine, especially those used as pesticides, such as DDT.

or·gan·o·chlo′rine adj.

organochlorine

an organic chlorine compound, particularly any of a group of insecticides, e.g. DDT.
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