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aldrin

[awl-drin]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a brown, water-insoluble, toxic solid consisting of more than 95 percent of the chlorinated hydrocarbon C12H8Cl6: used as an insecticide.
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Origin of aldrin

1949; named after Kurt Alder; see -in2

Aldrin

[awl-drin]
noun
  1. Edwin Eugene, Jr.Buzz, born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
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aldrin

noun
  1. a brown to white poisonous crystalline solid, more than 95 per cent of which consists of the compound C 12 H 8 Cl 6, which is used as an insecticide. Melting pt: 105°C
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Word Origin

C20: named after K. Alder (1902–58) German chemist

Aldrin

noun
  1. Edwin Eugene Jr., known as Buzz. born 1930, US astronaut; the second man to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 flight
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aldrin

[ôldrĭn]
  1. A highly poisonous white powder used as a crop pesticide and to kill termites. Because of its toxicity to animals and humans, its production has been discontinued. Aldrin is a chlorinated derivative of naphthalene closely related to dieldrin. Chemical formula: C12H8Cl6.
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