Definition of paradichlorobenzene in English:

paradichlorobenzene

noun

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

Pronunciation

paradichlorobenzene

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

Origin

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