Definition of mirex in English:

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mirex

Pronunciation: /ˈmīreks/

noun

A synthetic insecticide of the organochlorine type used chiefly against ants.
Example sentences
  • Those chemicals are identified in schedule 2 of the legislation as aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, polychlorinated biphenyls, and DDT.
  • As the Minister in the previous debate mentioned, the 10 chemicals are: aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, and polychlorinated biphenyls.
  • In addition, lipid weight concentration of sum chlordanes, dieldrin, and mirex were significantly higher for the 1988-1991 stranded whales compared to the 1994 subsistence animals.

Origin

1960s: of unknown origin.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mi·rex

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