Lindane Definition

An isomer of the chlorocarbon C6 H6 Cl6 , 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.
American Heritage Medicine
An isomeric form of benzene hexachloride, used as an insecticide.
Webster's New World

Origin of Lindane

  • After Teunis van der Linden , 20th-century Dutch chemist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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