a commercial insecticide, approximately CHCl, made by chlorinating camphene
Origin of toxaphenearbitrary blend of toxic and amp; camphene
A toxic solid polychlorinated camphene, having the approximate composition C10H10Cl8, used as an insecticide. It was banned from use in the United States in 1990 because it is a suspected carcinogen.
Origin of toxaphenetox(i)– + (c)a(m)phene.