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