a powerful insecticide (ClCH)CHCCl, effective upon contact: its use is restricted by law due to damaging environmental effects
Origin of DDTd(ichloro)d(iphenyl)t(richloroethane)
A contact insecticide, C14H9Cl5, occurring as colorless crystals or a whitish powder, toxic to humans and animals when swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Most uses have been banned in the United States since 1972.
Origin of DDTd(ichloro)d(iphenyl)t(richloroethane).