edwin e. aldrin

Aldrin

[awl-drin]
noun
Edwin Eugene, Jr ("Buzz") born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
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aldrin (ˈɔːldrɪn)
 
n
a brown to white poisonous crystalline solid, more than 95 per cent of which consists of the compound C12H8Cl6, which is used as an insecticide. Melting pt: 105°C
 
[C20: named after K. Alder (1902--58) German chemist]

Aldrin (ˈɔːldrɪn)
 
n
Edwin Eugene Jr., known as Buzz. born 1930, US astronaut; the second man to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 flight

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aldrin   (ôl'drĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
A highly poisonous white powder used as a crop pesticide and to kill termites. Because of its toxicity to animals and humans, its production has been discontinued. Aldrin is a chlorinated derivative of naphthalene closely related to dieldrin. Chemical formula: C12H8Cl6.
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