aldrin

[awl-drin]

Origin:
1949; named after Kurt Alder; see -in2

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Aldrin

[awl-drin]
noun
Edwin Eugene, Jr ("Buzz") born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
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aldrin (ˈɔːldrɪn)
 
n
a brown to white poisonous crystalline solid, more than 95 per cent of which consists of the compound C12H8Cl6, which is used as an insecticide. Melting pt: 105°C
 
[C20: named after K. Alder (1902--58) German chemist]

Aldrin (ˈɔːldrɪn)
 
n
Edwin Eugene Jr., known as Buzz. born 1930, US astronaut; the second man to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 flight

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aldrin   (ôl'drĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
A highly poisonous white powder used as a crop pesticide and to kill termites. Because of its toxicity to animals and humans, its production has been discontinued. Aldrin is a chlorinated derivative of naphthalene closely related to dieldrin. Chemical formula: C12H8Cl6.
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aldrin

one of the several isomers (compounds with the same composition but different structures) of hexachlorohexahydrodimethanonaphthalene, a chlorinated hydrocarbon formerly used as an insecticide. Aldrin was first prepared in the late 1940s and is manufactured by the reaction of hexachlorocyclopentadiene with bicycloheptadiene (both derived from hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum). Aldrin stimulates the central nervous system and is toxic to warm-blooded animals; poisoning can result from ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through the skin

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Example sentences
They are discussed together in this fact sheet because aldrin quickly breaks down to dieldrin in the body and in the environment.
Aldrin joined him, describing the view as magnificent desolation.
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