noun \ˈlin-ˌdān\

Definition of LINDANE

:  a persistent organochlorine insecticide that consists chiefly of the gamma isomer of BHC

Origin of LINDANE

T. van der Linden, 20th century Belgian chemist
First Known Use: circa 1949


noun \ˈlin-ˌdān\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LINDANE

: an insecticide consisting of not less than 99 percent gamma benzene hexachloride that is used especially in agriculture and is biodegraded very slowly


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