aldrin

noun al·drin \ ˈȯl-drən , ˈal- \

Definition of aldrin

:a very poisonous formerly used cyclodiene insecticide C12H8Cl6

Origin and Etymology of aldrin

Kurt Alder †1958 German chemist + English 1-in


Aldrin

biographical name Al·drin \ ˈȯl-drən \

Definition of Aldrin

Buzz 1930–     originally Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. American astronaut

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aldrin

noun al·drin \ ˈȯl-drən , ˈal- \

medical Definition of aldrin

:an exceedingly poisonous cyclodiene insecticide C12H8Cl6

Biographical Note for aldrin

  • K. Alder — see dieldrin

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