Meaning of para-dichlorobenzene

par•a-di•chlo•ro•ben•zene

Pronunciation: (par"u-dī-klôr"u-ben'zēn, -ben-zēn', -klōr"-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, volatile, water-insoluble solid, CHCl, of the benzene series, having a penetrating odor: used chiefly as a moth repellent.
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