chlordane

noun
chlor·​dane | \ˈklȯr-ˌdān \

Definition of chlordane 

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

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The pesticide chlordane was first used in homes in 1948. Rob Dunn, Discover Magazine, "Our Attempts to Eradicate Insects are Just Making them Resistant to Pesticides," 16 Nov. 2018 Fish absorb PCBs, chlordane and other pesticides from water, suspended sediments or their food. Leada Gore, AL.com, "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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chlordane

noun
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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