lindane

noun
lin·​dane | \ ˈlin-ˌdān How to pronounce lindane (audio) \

Definition of lindane

: a persistent organochlorine insecticide that consists chiefly of the gamma isomer of BHC

First Known Use of lindane

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lindane

T. van der Linden, 20th century Belgian chemist

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The first known use of lindane was circa 1949

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“Lindane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lindane. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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lindane

noun
lin·​dane | \ ˈlin-ˌdān How to pronounce lindane (audio) \

Medical Definition of lindane

: a compound consisting of not less than 99 percent of the gamma isomer of benzene hexachloride that is sometimes used topically in medicine to treat scabies, was formerly used as an agricultural insecticide, and biodegrades very slowly

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