chlordane definition by Webster's New World
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a chlorinated, highly poisonous, volatile oil, CHCl, formerly used as an insecticide
Origin: chlor(o)- plush (in)dane, derived, derivative of indene
chlordane definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A colorless, odorless, viscous liquid, C10H6Cl8, used as an insecticide. It may be toxic to humans and wildlife as a result of its effect on the nervous system.
Origin: chlor(o)- + (in)d(ene) + -ane.
chlordane - Medical Definition
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A chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide that may be absorbed through the skin with resultant severe toxic effects.
chlordane - Science Definition
A colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that occurs in several isomers and was formerly used as an insecticide. Because it can damage the liver and nervous system and remains as a toxin in the environment for many years, chlordane was banned in 1988. Chemical formula: C10H6Cl8.