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heptachlor

Pronunciation: hep'ta-klor

Definition: A chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide for control of cotton boll weevil. It is a poison that may enter the body via skin contamination, inhalation, or ingestion. Because of human toxicity concerns, this chemical has only limited application.

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