- a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C6H6Cl6, the gamma isomer of benzene hexachloride: used chiefly as an insecticide, delouser, and weed-killer.
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On the day fixed for the rehearsal they came without the Lindane and Murray.
I took the part of Murray, and asked Rosalie to be the Lindane.
On July 30 we sprayed with lindane (25% wettable powder) with one pound to one hundred gallons of water.
Only three terminals with any live nymphs out of a hundred were left in the lindane.
That lindane is a refined BHC, which is that material that stinks.
- a white poisonous crystalline powder with a slight musty odour: used as an insecticide, weedkiller, and, in low concentrations, in treating scabies; 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane. Formula: C 6 H 6 Cl 6
Word Origin for lindane
- A white crystalline powder used chiefly as an agricultural pesticide but also used topically in the treatment of scabies and pediculosis.gamma-benzene hexachloride
- A white crystalline powder that is an isomer of benzene hexachloride, banned as an agricultural pesticide because of its toxicity but still used topically to treat scabies and pediculosis.Chemical formula: C6H6Cl6.