endrin

noun

en·​drin ˈen-drən How to pronounce endrin (audio)
: a toxic chlorinated compound C12H8Cl6O that is a stereoisomer of dieldrin used especially formerly as an insecticide

Word History

Etymology

end- + dieldrin

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of endrin was in 1952

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Cite this Entry

“Endrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endrin. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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