Definition of chlordane in English:

chlordane

Syllabification: chlor·dane
Pronunciation: /ˈklôrˌdān
 
/

noun

  • A synthetic viscous toxic compound used as an insecticide.
    • A chlorinated derivative of indene; chemical formula: C10H6Cl8
    More example sentences
    • Aldicarb, aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, lindane, mirex, PCBs, and toxaphene are present in all our country's ecosystems, animals, and humans.
    • Organochlorine insecticides include chemicals such as DDT, methoxychlor, heptachlor, chlordane, toxaphene, aldrin, endrin, dieldrin, and lindane.
    • Those chemicals are identified in schedule 2 of the legislation as aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, polychlorinated biphenyls, and DDT.

Origin

1940s: from chlor- (representing chlorine) + (in)dene + -ane2.

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