from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pesticide, C14H9Cl5O, containing a small percentage of DDT and used primarily to control mites on crops.
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- n. An organochlorine pesticide and miticide, chemically related to DDT and especially effective against the red spider mite.
di-1 + c(hl)o(ro)- + alteration of ph(enyl) + -ol1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)