noun[often as modifier]
Any of a large group of pesticides and other synthetic organic compounds with chlorinated aromatic molecules.
- 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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