Definition of methoxychlor in English:

methoxychlor

noun

Chemistry
  • An organochlorine insecticide of similar chemical structure to DDT, but with lower toxicity and persistence in the environment; 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)ethane, (C₆H₄OCH₃)₂CHCCl₃.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Science.