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A toxic solid polychlorinated camphene, having the approximate composition C10H10Cl8, used as an insecticide. It was banned from use in the United States in 1990 because it is a suspected carcinogen.

[tox(i)- + (c)a(m)phene.]


(Elements & Compounds) an amber waxy solid with a pleasant pine odour, consisting of chlorinated terpenes, esp chlorinated camphene: used as an insecticide


(ˈtɒk səˌfin)

an amber, waxy, water-insoluble solid whose principal constituent is chlorinated camphene, used as an insecticide and as a rodenticide.
[1945–50; tox- + (c) a (m) phene]
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