Definition of organochlorine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌôrɡənōˈklôrēn/


[often as modifier]
Any of a large group of pesticides and other synthetic organic compounds with chlorinated aromatic molecules.
Example sentences
  • Public outcry resulted in the banning of the organochlorines DDT, BHC and lindane in 1978.
  • Metals and organochlorine compounds were analyzed by the Quebec Toxicology Center, Quebec City, Canada.
  • They are urging farmers to rid their farms of de-registered chemicals such as DDT, Dieldrin and persistent organochlorine pesticides.
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