cyclodiene

noun
cy·​clo·​di·​ene | \ ˌsī-klō-ˈdī-ˌēn How to pronounce cyclodiene (audio) , -dī-ˈēn \

Definition of cyclodiene

: an organic insecticide (such as dieldrin or chlordane) with a chlorinated methylene group forming a bridge across a 6-membered carbon ring

First Known Use of cyclodiene

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Cyclodiene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclodiene. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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cyclodiene

noun
cy·​clo·​di·​ene | \ -ˈdī-ˌēn, -dī-ˈ How to pronounce cyclodiene (audio) \

Medical Definition of cyclodiene

: an organic insecticide (as aldrin, dieldrin, or chlordane) with a chlorinated methylene group forming a bridge across a 6-membered carbon ring

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