chlordane

[ klawr-deyn, klohr- ]
/ ˈklɔr deɪn, ˈkloʊr- /

noun

a colorless, viscous, water-insoluble, toxic liquid, C10H6Cl8, used as an insecticide.

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Also chlor·dan [klawr-dan, klohr-]. /ˈklɔr dæn, ˈkloʊr-/.

Origin of chlordane

1945–50; chlor-2 + (in)dane an oily cyclic hydrocarbon, equivalent to ind- + -ane
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British Dictionary definitions for chlordane

chlordane

chlordan (ˈklɔːdæn)

/ (ˈklɔːdeɪn) /

noun

a white insoluble toxic solid existing in several isomeric forms and usually used, as an insecticide, in the form of a brown impure liquid. Formula: C 10 H 6 Cl 8

Word Origin for chlordane

C20: from chloro- + (in) d (ene) + -ane
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Medical definitions for chlordane

chlordane
[ klôrdān′ ]

n.

A chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide that may be absorbed through the skin with resultant severe toxic effects.
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Scientific definitions for chlordane

chlordane
[ klôrdān′ ]

A colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that occurs in several isomers and was formerly used as an insecticide. Because it can damage the liver and nervous system and remains as a toxin in the environment for many years, chlordane was banned in 1988. Chemical formula: C10H6Cl8.
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