chlordane

[klawr-deyn, klohr-]
noun
a colorless, viscous, water-insoluble, toxic liquid, C 10 H 6 Cl 8 , used as an insecticide.
Also, chlordan [klawr-dan, klohr-] .


Origin:
1945–50; chlor-2 + (in)dane an oily cyclic hydrocarbon, equivalent to ind- + -ane

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chlordane or chlordan (ˈklɔːdeɪn, ˈklɔːdæn)
 
n
a white insoluble toxic solid existing in several isomeric forms and usually used, as an insecticide, in the form of a brown impure liquid. Formula: C10H6Cl8
 
[C20: from chloro- + (in)d(ene) + -ane]
 
chlordan or chlordan
 
n
 
[C20: from chloro- + (in)d(ene) + -ane]

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chlordane chlor·dane (klôr'dān')
n.
A chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide that may be absorbed through the skin with resultant severe toxic effects.

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chlordane (klôr'dān') also chlordan   (klôr'dān')  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that occurs in several isomers and was formerly used as an insecticide. Because it can damage the liver and nervous system and remains as a toxin in the environment for many years, chlordane was banned in 1988. Chemical formula: C10H6Cl8.
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chlordane

a chlorinated cyclodiene that is the principal isomer formed in the preparation of a contact insecticide of the same name. Chlordane is a thick, odourless, amber liquid with a molecular formula of C10H6Cl8. The compound's accepted name is octachlorohexahydromethanoindene.

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Example sentences
Technical chlordane is not a single chemical, but is actually a mixture of pure
  chlordane mixed with many related chemicals.
Chlordane is a broad-spectrum insecticide used to control termites and pests on
  field crops.
Chlordane is not a single chemical, but is actually a mixture of pure chlordane
  mixed with many related chemicals.
Chlordane does not occur naturally in the environment.
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