Definition of Toxaphene

1. Noun. An acaricide and insecticide that is a mixture of chlorinated camphenes ¹



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Definition of Toxaphene

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Medical Definition of Toxaphene

1. A very complex, but reproducible mixture of at least 177 c10 polychloro derivatives, having an approximate overall empirical formula of c10-h10-cl8. It is used as an insecticide and may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen: fourth annual report on carcinogens (ntp 85-002, 1985). Pharmacological action: carcinogens, insecticide, organochlorine. Chemical name: Toxaphene (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toxaphene

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toxaemia
toxaemia of pregnancy
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toxaemic jaundice
toxaemic retinopathy of pregnancy
toxalbumin
toxalbumins
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toxaphene (current term)
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toxic amblyopia
toxic anaemia
toxic cataract

Literary usage of Toxaphene

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1. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"toxaphene CAS No. 8001-35-2 First Listed in the Second Annual Repon on ... When administered in the diet, technical-grade toxaphene increased the incidences ..."

2. 6th Annual Report on Carcinogens (1991) by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"When administered in the diet, technical-grade toxaphene increased the incidences of hepatocellular carcinomas in mice of both sexes and thyroid follicular ..."

3. The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program: Technology Profiles (1993)
"An estimated 11500 cubic yards of surface soils at the site is contaminated with toxaphene (a chlorinated pesticide) and metal fungicides, primarily copper. ..."

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