endrin

noun
en·drin | \ˈen-drən \

Definition of endrin 

: a toxic chlorinated compound C12H8Cl6O that is a stereoisomer of dieldrin used especially formerly as an insecticide

First Known Use of endrin

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for endrin

end- + dieldrin

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