[ lin-deyn ]
/ ˈlɪn deɪn /

noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C6H6Cl6, the gamma isomer of benzene hexachloride: used chiefly as an insecticide, delouser, and weed-killer.

Origin of lindane

1945–50; named after T. van der Linden, 20th-century Dutch chemist; see -ane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lindane


/ (ˈlɪndeɪn) /


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

C20: named after T. van der Linden, Dutch chemist
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Medicine definitions for lindane


[ lĭndān ]


A white crystalline powder used chiefly as an agricultural pesticide but also used topically in the treatment of scabies and pediculosis.gamma-benzene hexachloride
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Science definitions for lindane


[ lĭndān ]

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.
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