endrin

noun
en·​drin | \ ˈen-drən How to pronounce endrin (audio) \

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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“Endrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endrin. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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