chlor·dane | \ˈklȯr-ˌdān \

Definition of chlordane 

: a viscous volatile toxic liquid insecticide C10H6Cl8 formerly used in the U.S.

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Fish absorb PCBs, chlordane and other pesticides from water, suspended sediments or their food. Leada Gore,, "Fish advisories: What Alabama fish are safe to eat? Understanding Health Department species alerts," 11 July 2017

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First Known Use of chlordane

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chlordane

chlor- + indane (C9H10)

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chlor·dane | \ˈklȯ(ə)r-ˌdān \
variants: also chlordan \-ˌdan \

Medical Definition of chlordane 

: a viscous, volatile, liquid insecticide C10H6Cl8 formerly used in the U.S.

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