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An insecticide that came into prominence during and after World War II. For a time it proved effective, but insect populations rapidly developed tolerance for it, hence much of its original effectiveness has been lost; general usage is now widely discouraged because of the toxicity that results from the environmental persistence of this agent.
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A powerful insecticide now rarely used because of its toxicity. Synonym: chlorophenothane; DDT
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