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lindane

División en sílabas: lin·dane
Pronunciación: /ˈlindān
 
/

Definición de lindane en inglés:

sustantivo

A synthetic organochlorine insecticide, now generally restricted in use due to its toxicity and persistence in the environment. Also called gamma-HCH.
Example sentences
  • Aldicarb, aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, lindane, mirex, PCBs, and toxaphene are present in all our country's ecosystems, animals, and humans.
  • These pesticides include the insecticides methyl parathion, lindane and DDT.
  • Insecticides used for seed treatments in crops include diazinon, lindane, imidacloprid, permethrin, chlorpyrifos, and tefluthrin.

Origen

1940s: named after Teunis van der Linden, 20th-century Dutch chemist.

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