Meaning of DDT in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌdē-(ˌ)dē-ˈtē ]


Etymology: d ichlor- + d iphenyl + t richlor- (from tri- + chlor- )

Date: 1943

: a colorless odorless water-insoluble insecticide C 14 H 9 Cl 5 that is an aromatic organochlorine banned in the United States that tends to accumulate and persist in ecosystems and has toxic effects on many vertebrates

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