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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.
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(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.
Keeping in view the environmental significance of organochlorine and carbamates in Pakistan context and highly polluted status of the Ravi River, the study was undertaken to assess the residual presence of selected pesticides the flesh of Catla catla in Ravi river which is one of the indigenous fish in the Indo-Pak regions.
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.
Analysis of organochlorine pesticides in human milk: preliminary results.
This is a huge increase from the 1960s when peregrines all but disappeared from the state due to adverse effects of organochlorine pesticides, including DDT.
Persistent organochlorine compounds may be related to point sources eg; industrial discharges and domestic sewage, but more frequently, as in the case of pesticide pollution.