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 (ôr-găn′ə-klôr′ēn′, -ĭn)
Any of several hydrocarbon-based compounds containing chlorine, especially those used as pesticides, such as DDT.

or·gan·o·chlo′rine adj.


(ˌɔːɡənəʊˈklɔːriːn; ɔːˌɡænəʊˈklɔːriːn)
(Chemistry) any of a group of complex organic compounds containing chlorine
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Helium was used as the carrier gas, and organochlorine pesticides were identified by comparing their retention times with those of a standard mixture of PCBs and organochlorinated pesticides.
The study of 50 pregnant women found detectable levels of organochlorines in all of the women participating in the study-including DDT, PCBs and other pesticides that have been banned from use for more than 30 years.
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10] undertaken a survey in northern India, has shown the presence of high concentration of both organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides in the surface and ground water samples.
Only one combination showed a statistically significant pattern: higher rates of autism for mothers who were exposed to a group of chemicals called organochlorines during their first trimester of pregnancy.
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