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pentachlorophenol

Pronunciation: pen'ta-klor'o-fe'nol

Definition: Insecticide for termite control, preharvest defoliant, and general herbicide. Has been used extensively to preserve wood, wood products, starches, dextrins, and glues. No longer available for consumer use; a powerful irritant.

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