Definition of mirex in English:

mirex

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪrɛks
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A synthetic insecticide of the organochlorine type used chiefly against ants.
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    • 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.

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