lindane

noun lin·dane \ ˈlin-ˌdān \

Definition of lindane

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

Origin and Etymology of lindane

T. van der Linden, 20th century Belgian chemist


Medical Dictionary

lindane

noun lin·dane \ ˈlin-ˌdān \

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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