[sahy-kluh-dahy-een, -dahy-een]
noun Chemistry.
any of several organic chemicals having a chlorinated methylene group bonded to two carbon atoms of a 6-membered carbon ring, used commercially in insecticides.

1940–45; cyclo- + diene Unabridged
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Chlordane is a cyclodiene that was used extensively in home and agricultural applications.
Cyclodiene insecticides as inducers, substrates, and inhibitors of microsomal epoxidation.
Chlordane of course is a cyclodiene insecticide and is widely distributed.
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