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aldrin Line breaks: al¦drin
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːldrɪn/

Definition of aldrin in English:


[mass noun]
A toxic synthetic insecticide, now generally banned.
  • A chlorinated polycyclic hydrocarbon; chemical formula: C12H8Cl6
Example sentences
  • Organochlorine insecticides include chemicals such as DDT, methoxychlor, heptachlor, chlordane, toxaphene, aldrin, endrin, dieldrin, and lindane.
  • Aldicarb, aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, lindane, mirex, PCBs, and toxaphene are present in all our country's ecosystems, animals, and humans.
  • As the Minister in the previous debate mentioned, the 10 chemicals are: aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, and polychlorinated biphenyls.


1940s: from the name of K. Alder (see Diels–Alder reaction) + -in1.

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