aldrin

noun
al·​drin | \ ˈȯl-drən How to pronounce aldrin (audio) , ˈal- How to pronounce aldrin (audio) \

Definition of aldrin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a very poisonous formerly used cyclodiene insecticide C12H8Cl6

Aldrin

biographical name
Al·​drin | \ ˈȯl-drən How to pronounce Aldrin (audio) \

Definition of Aldrin (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of aldrin

Noun

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aldrin

Noun

Kurt Alder †1958 German chemist + English -in entry 1

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“Aldrin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldrin. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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aldrin

noun
al·​drin | \ ˈȯl-drən How to pronounce aldrin (audio) , ˈal- How to pronounce aldrin (audio) \

Medical Definition of aldrin

: an exceedingly poisonous cyclodiene insecticide C12H8Cl6

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