Definition of paradichlorobenzene in English:

paradichlorobenzene

(also paradichlorbenzene)

Pronunciation /ˌparədʌɪˌklɔːrə(ʊ)ˈbɛnziːn/ /ˌparədʌɪˌklɒrə(ʊ)ˈbɛnziːn/ /ˌparədʌɪˌklɔːrə(ʊ)bɛnˈziːn/

noun

  • A volatile crystalline compound, C₆ H₄ Cl₂, which has a penetrating odour and is used as a deodorizer and insecticidal fumigant, especially in mothballs.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society.