aldrin definition by Webster's New World
an insecticide containing a naphthalene derivative, CHCl, especially effective against insects resistant to DDT: a suspected carcinogen banned by EPA for agricultural uses
Origin: German after Kurt Alder, 20th-c. German chemist
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Aldrin, Edwin Eugene, Jr. 1930-; U.S. astronaut: 2d man on the moon: called Buzz Aldrin
aldrin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An insecticide containing a naphthalene-derived compound, C12H8Cl6.
Origin: After Kurt Alder.
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, Edwin Eugene, Jr. Known as “Buzz.” Born 1930.
American astronaut who as a crew member of Apollo 11 became the second person to walk on the moon (July 20, 1969).
aldrin - Science Definition
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.