Toxaphene meaning

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A toxic solid polychlorinated camphene, having the approximate composition C10 H10 Cl8 , used as an insecticide. It was banned from use in the United States in 1990 because it is a suspected carcinogen.
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A commercial insecticide, approximately C10H10Cl8, made by chlorinating camphene.
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An acaricide and insecticide that is a mixture of chlorinated camphenes.
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Origin of toxaphene

  • tox(i)– (c)a(m)phene

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition