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chlordane Syllabification: chlor·dane
Pronunciation: /ˈklôrdān/

Definition of chlordane in English:

noun

A synthetic viscous toxic compound used as an insecticide.
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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