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[sahy-kluh-dahy-een, -dahy-een] /ˌsaɪ kləˈdaɪ in, -daɪˈin/
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.
Origin of cyclodiene
1940-45; cyclo- + diene Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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