Methoxychlor meaning

mə-thŏk'sĭ-klôr'
A toxic white crystalline compound, C16 H15 Cl3 O2 , similar to DDT, and used as an insecticide.
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A white solid, Cl3CCH(C6H4OCH3)2, used as an insecticide, esp. against mosquitoes and flies.
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(organic chemistry) A synthetic organochlorine used as an insecticide.
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Origin of methoxychlor

  • meth– oxy– (tri)chlor(oethane) a chemical compound used in pesticides
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition