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Definition of "methoxychlor" []

  • A white crystalline compound, Cl3CCH(C6H4OCH3)2, used as an insecticide. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "methoxychlor" in a sentence
  • "Immunologists, meanwhile, are trying to ascertain what happens to the immune systems of lab mice when they expose them to organochlorine pesticides such as DDT and methoxychlor, the latter having been manufactured as a safer replacement for DDT and now being used widely on food crops, home gardens, and as flea and tick control on pets."
  • "This suggests that an effect on autoimmunity might be a sensitive toxic end point an effect that occurs at doses lower than other adverse effects for methoxychlor, and therefore of particular interest for risk assessment."
  • "This suggests, say the authors, that the commonly used pesticide methoxychlor might stimulate autoimmunity at a much lower dose than doses necessary to cause other adverse health effects, and is “therefore of particular interest for risk assessment.”"