a chlorinated, highly poisonous, volatile oil, CHCl, formerly used as an insecticide
Origin of chlordanechlor(o)- + (in)dane, derived, derivative of indene
A colorless, odorless, viscous liquid, C10H6Cl8, formerly used as an insecticide. It may be toxic to humans and wildlife as a result of its effect on the nervous system.
Origin of chlordanechlor(o)– + (in)d(ene) + –ane.