aldrin

noun
al·​drin | \ˈȯl-drən, ˈal- \

Definition of aldrin 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a very poisonous formerly used cyclodiene insecticide C12H8Cl6

Aldrin

biographical name
Al·​drin | \ˈȯl-drən \

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

noun
al·​drin | \ˈȯl-drən, ˈal- \

Medical Definition of aldrin 

: an exceedingly poisonous cyclodiene insecticide C12H8Cl6

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