Hexachlorobenzene definition

hĕksə-klôrō-bĕnzēn
A white crystalline benzene derivative, C6 Cl6 , formerly used as a fungicide to control bunt. Its use in the United States was banned in 1965 due to high toxicity and adverse environmental effects.
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A chemical derived from benzene and formerly used as a fungicide.
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Noun

Singular:
hexachlorobenzene
Plural:
hexachlorobenzenes