Definition of lindane in English:

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lindane

Pronunciation: /ˈlindān/

noun

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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: lin·dane

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