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  1. dicofol(Noun)

    An organochlorine pesticide and miticide, chemically related to DDT and especially effective against the red spider mite.

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  1. Dicofol

    Dicofol is an organochlorine pesticide that is chemically related to DDT. Dicofol is a miticide that is very effective against red spider mite. One of the intermediates used in its production is DDT. This has caused criticism by many environmentalists; however, the World Health Organization classifies dicofol as a Level II, "moderately hazardous" pesticide. It is known to be harmful to aquatic animals, and can cause eggshell thinning in various species of birds.

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  1. Dicofol

    An organochlorine insecticide.


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