chlordecone

/klawr"di kohn', klohr"-/, n.
a highly toxic pesticide, C10H10O, causing nerve damage in humans, that is believed to contaminate waterways: no longer widely used.
Cf. Kepone.
[1970-75; CHLOR-2 + DEC- + (KET)ONE]

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