dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

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dichloro +‎ diphenyl +‎ trichloro +‎ ethane

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dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (countable and uncountable, plural dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethanes)

  1. (organic chemistry) A chlorinated hydrocarbon originally used as an insecticide, often abbreviated as DDT.
    Synonym: DDT
    Coordinate terms: dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane, DDD, aldrin
    Hypernym: persistent organic pollutant

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