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An isomer of the chlorocarbon C6H6Cl6, obtained as a white crystalline powder and having a musty odor. A potent pesticide, it has been banned from agricultural use in several countries including the United States, but is used topically in the treatment of scabies and pediculosis. Also called gamma benzene hexachloride.

[After Teunis van der Linden, , 20th-century Dutch chemist.]
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(Elements & Compounds) a white poisonous crystalline powder with a slight musty odour: used as an insecticide, weedkiller, and, in low concentrations, in treating scabies; 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane. Formula: C6H6Cl6
[C20: named after T. van der Linden, Dutch chemist]
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(ˈlɪn deɪn)

a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C6H6Cl6, used chiefly as an insecticide, delouser, and weed-killer.
[1945–50; after T. van der Linden, 20th-century Dutch chemist; see -ane]
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Noun1.lindane - a white crystalline powder used as an agricultural insecticide
insect powder, insecticide - a chemical used to kill insects
Kwell - a preparation of lindane (trade name Kwell) that is used to kill lice and itch mites; available in cream or shampoo
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n lindano
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Lindane, a pesticide, is the common name for the gamma isomer of 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane ([gamma]-HCH).
The seed used was treated before sowing with carboxin (1,4-Oxathiin-3-carboxanilide, 22.5 mL per kg containing carbathiin-thiram (N,N-tetramethylthiuram disulfide)--lindane (gamma- 1,2,3,4,5,6-Hexachlorocyclohexane) at 1:2:15 g a.i.) to reduce seedling mortality from phytopathogens and herbivory by flea beetles.

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