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endrin

Line breaks: en¦drin
Pronunciation: /ˈɛndrɪn
 
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Definition of endrin in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A toxic insecticide which is a stereoisomer of dieldrin.
Example sentences
  • Exposure to endrin can cause various harmful effects including death and severe central nervous system injury.
  • Endrin is an insecticide which has been used mainly on field crops such as cotton, maize, sugar cane, rice, cereals, ornamentals, and other crops.

Origin

mid 20th century: from endo- 'within' + a shortened form of dieldrin.

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