|a crystalline insoluble substance, consisting of a chlorinated derivative of naphthalene: a contact insecticide the use of which is now restricted as it accumulates in the tissues of animals. Formula: C12H8OCl6|
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dieldrin di·el·drin (dī-ěl'drĭn, dēl'-)
A chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide and in mothproofing.
|dieldrin (dēl'drĭn) Pronunciation Key
A light tan, toxic, carcinogenic compound used as an insecticide on fruit, soil, and seed, and in controlling tsetse flies and other carriers of tropical diseases. Chemical formula: C12H8Cl6O.