an isomeric form of benzene hexachloride, used as an insecticide
Origin of lindaneafter T. van der Linden, 20th-c. Dutch chemist + -ane
An isomer of the chlorocarbon C6H6Cl6, obtained as a white crystalline powder and having a musty odor. A potent pesticide, it has been banned from agricultural use in several countries including the United States, but is used topically in the treatment of scabies and pediculosis. Also called gamma benzene hexachloride.
Origin of lindaneAfter Teunis van der Linden, 20th-century Dutch chemist.