A toxic white crystalline compound, C16 H15 Cl3 O2 , similar to DDT, and used as an insecticide.
A white solid, Cl3CCH(C6H4OCH3)2, used as an insecticide, esp. against mosquitoes and flies.
Origin of methoxychlor
- meth– oxy– (tri)chlor(oethane) a chemical compound used in pesticides
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition