noun Chemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. lincture,
  2. linctus,
  3. lind,
  4. lind, jenny,
  5. linda,
  6. lindau's disease,
  7. lindbergh,
  8. lindbergh, charles a.,
  9. lindbergh, charles augustus,
  10. lindegren

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



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




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



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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