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Meaning of DDT

DDT

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, CHCl, usually derived from chloral by reaction with chlorobenzene in the presence of fuming sulfuric acid: used as an insecticide and as a scabicide and pediculicide: agricultural use prohibited in the U.S. since 1973. Also called
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