Meaning of chlordecone

chlor•de•cone

Pronunciation: (klôr'di-kōn", klōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a highly toxic pesticide, CHO, causing nerve damage in humans, that is believed to contaminate waterways: no longer widely used.
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