Lindane meaning

lĭn'dān
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.
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An isomeric form of benzene hexachloride, used as an insecticide.
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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.
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A white crystalline powder that is an isomer of benzene hexachloride, banned as an agricultural pesticide because of its toxicity but still used topically to treat scabies and pediculosis. Chemical formula: C6H6Cl6.
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(organic chemistry) The organochlorine insecticide 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane.
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Origin of lindane

  • After Teunis van der Linden , 20th-century Dutch chemist
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition