benzene hexachloride


benzene hexachloride
benzene hexa·chlo·ride -.hek-sə-'klō(ə)r-.īd, -'klȯ(ə)r- n any of several stereoisomeric chlorine derivatives C6H6Cl6 of cyclohexane in which the chlorine atoms are all attached to different carbon atoms: BHC esp GAMMA BENZENE HEXACHLORIDE see LINDANE

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(BHC) a chlorinated hydrocarbon, C6H6Cl6, occurring in numerous isomeric forms; the gamma isomer is lindane (q.v.), a powerful insecticide. Called also hexachlorocyclohexane.

Medical dictionary. 2011.