Definition of aldrin in English:

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aldrin

Pronunciation: /ˈôldrin/

noun

A toxic synthetic insecticide, now generally banned.
Example sentences
  • Organochlorine insecticides include chemicals such as DDT, methoxychlor, heptachlor, chlordane, toxaphene, aldrin, endrin, dieldrin, and lindane.
  • Aldicarb, aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, lindane, mirex, PCBs, and toxaphene are present in all our country's ecosystems, animals, and humans.
  • As the Minister in the previous debate mentioned, the 10 chemicals are: aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, and polychlorinated biphenyls.

Origin

1940s: from the name of K. Alder (see Diels–Alder reaction) + -in1.

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Syllabification: al·drin

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