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 (dī-klôr′ō-dī-fĕn′əl-trī-klôr′ō-ĕth′ān′, -fē′nəl-)


(daɪˌklɔːrəʊdaɪˌfiːnaɪltraɪˌklɔːrəʊˈiːθeɪn; -nɪl-; -ˌfɛn-)
(Elements & Compounds) the full name for DDT
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Noun1.dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane - an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humansdichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane - an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans; banned in the United States since 1972
pollutant - waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
insect powder, insecticide - a chemical used to kill insects

dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT)

n diclorodifeniltricloroetano (DDT)
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KEY WORDS: aneuploidy, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), disomy, endocrine disruptors, in situ hybridization, fluorescence, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), reproduction, sperm.
BACKGROUND: The organochlorine dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), a known estrogen mimic and endocrine disruptor, has been linked to animal and human disorders.
Common types of POPs include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its major metabolite, dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), and hexachlorobenzene (HCB).
Lactational exposure to poly-chlorinated biphenyls, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene and infant growth: an analysis of the Pregnancy, Infection, and Nutrition Babies Study.
These are Manganese, a chemical present in drinking water, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), chlorpyrifos, tetrachloroethylene (PERC), Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) and fluoride, present in toothpaste, which is safe to use except for children below two years of age.
The reports claimed that the ATK discovered dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), which is commonly used as an insecticide and was banned in Turkey in 1980, and dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), a DDT breakdown product which causes serious damage to the liver after being absorbed by the body, in the former president's remains.
Global bed bug infestations were common until the 1930s and 40s, when dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) was first used to control insect pests (Usinger, 1966).
Having never taken organic chemistry, I didn't know and therefore didn't care that pelagic plastic has the peculiar propensity to adsorb hydrophobic, lipophilic, polysyllabic toxins such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (a.
When the Global Malaria Eradication Plan was launched in the 1950s, it was thought that the situation in Africa was too complex to tackle and that there was the risk of introducing resistance to dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), so the continent was bypassed.
Among the chemicals found in the study group were PBDEs, compounds used as flame retardants now banned in many states including California, and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), an organochlorine pesticide banned in the United States in 1972.