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A contact insecticide, C14H9Cl5, occurring as colorless crystals or a whitish powder, toxic to humans and animals when swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Most uses have been banned in the United States since 1972.
(Elements & Compounds) dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane; a colourless odourless substance used as an insecticide. It is toxic to animals and is known to accumulate in the tissues. It is now banned in the UK
a toxic compound, C14H9Cl5, formerly widely used as an insecticide.
Short for dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane. A powerful insecticide that is also poisonous to humans and animals. It remains active in the environment for many years and has been banned in the United States for most uses since 1972.
Dichloro-diphenol-trichloroethane. A pesticide with dangerous bioconcentration effects that is banned in much of the West, but still used in developing countries.