dieldrin

[deel-drin]
noun Chemistry.
a light tan, crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous solid, C 12 H 8 OCl 6 , used as an insecticide: manufacture and use have been discontinued in the U.S.

Origin:
1945–50; Diel(s-Al)d(e)r (reaction) + -in2

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dieldrin (ˈdiːldrɪn)
 
n
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
 
[C20: from Diel(s-Al)d(e)r (reaction) + -in]

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dieldrin di·el·drin (dī-ěl'drĭn, dēl'-)
n.
A chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide and in mothproofing.

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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.
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They are discussed together in this fact sheet because aldrin quickly breaks down to dieldrin in the body and in the environment.
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