decachlorobiphenyl etymology

English word decachlorobiphenyl comes from English chloro, English deca-, English biphenyl

Detailed word origin of decachlorobiphenyl

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chloro English (eng)
deca- English (eng) In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10. Symbol: da. Ten.
biphenyl English (eng) (organic compound, countable) Any substituted or otherwise altered version of biphenyl, such as PCBs. (organic compound, uncountable) A colourless solid hydrocarbon, C12H10, consisting of two benzene rings linked together by a single bond.
decachlorobiphenyl English (eng) (organic compound) The fully chlorinated polychlorinated biphenyl containing ten chlorine atoms.

Words with the same origin as decachlorobiphenyl

Descendants of deca-
dakat decaborane decacarbonyl decacyclic decagon decagram decahedron decahistidine decahydrate decakatal decalogy decamer decamillennial decamillionaire decangular decanormal decare decastyle decasyllabic decatetraene decathlon decillion tetradecahedron tetraphosphorus decasulfide