EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Chemistry a brown, water-insoluble, toxic solid consisting of more than 95 percent of the chlorinated hydrocarbon C 12H 8Cl 6: used as an insecticide. Origin of aldrin 1949;
named after Kurt
-in 2 noun Edwin Eugene, Jr. , Buzz born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
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His skill as a research and test pilot certainly impressed Buzz
Armstrong flew the LEM while
Aldrin manned the primitive flight computer.
Each page of the document is inscribed and signed by
Aldrin, pushing its value to an estimated $175,000.
On the other was an equally weighty sensation, what
Aldrin calls “magnificent desolation.” Aldrin recounts his best years, those as an international hero, and worst years, when he was plagued by alcoholism and depression. British Dictionary definitions for aldrin noun 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 Word Origin for aldrin
C20: named after K.
Alder (1902–58) German chemist noun 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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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: C 12H 8Cl 6.
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