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lindane

[lin-deyn] /ˈlɪn deɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 6 H 6 Cl 6 , the gamma isomer of benzene hexachloride: used chiefly as an insecticide, delouser, and weed-killer.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; named after T. van der Linden, 20th-century Dutch chemist; see -ane
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lindane

/ˈlɪndeɪn/
noun
1.
a white poisonous crystalline powder with a slight musty odour: used as an insecticide, weedkiller, and, in low concentrations, in treating scabies; 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane. Formula: C6H6Cl6
Word Origin
C20: named after T. van der Linden, Dutch chemist
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lindane in Medicine

lindane lin·dane (lĭn'dān)
n.
A white crystalline powder used chiefly as an agricultural pesticide but also used topically in the treatment of scabies and pediculosis. Also called gamma-benzene hexachloride.

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lindane in Science
lindane
  (lĭn'dān)   
A white crystalline powder used chiefly as an agricultural pesticide but also used topically in the treatment of scabies and lice infestation. Chemical formula: C6H6Cl6.
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