Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane meaning

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The definition of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is a chemical that was used as an agricultural insecticide starting in World War II and then later was banned.

An example of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane is the chemical featured in the book Silent Spring by biologist Rachel Carson that told the story of DDT causing cancer.

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(organic chemistry) A chlorinated hydrocarbon which is mainly used as an insecticide. Mostly abbreviated as DDT.
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DDT.
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