Aldrin Definition

ôldrin, aldrin
noun
An insecticide containing a naphthalene derivative, C12H8Cl6, especially effective against insects resistant to DDT: a suspected carcinogen banned by EPA for agricultural uses.
Webster's New World

An insecticide containing a naphthalene-derived compound.

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proper name
1930- ; U.S. astronaut: 2d man on the moon: called Buzz Aldrin.
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other
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.
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