[ awl-drin ]
/ ˈɔl drɪn /
Edwin Eugene, Jr.Buzz, born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
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British Dictionary definitions for buzz-aldrin (1 of 2)
/ (ˈɔːldrɪn) /
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
British Dictionary definitions for buzz-aldrin (2 of 2)
/ (ˈɔːldrɪn) /
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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Science definitions for buzz-aldrin
[ ôl′drĭn ]
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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