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 (klôr′dān′) also chlor·dan (-dăn′)
A colorless, odorless, viscous liquid, C10H6Cl8, formerly used as an insecticide. It may be toxic to humans and wildlife as a result of its effect on the nervous system.

[chlor(o)- + (in)d(ene) + -ane.]


(ˈklɔːdeɪn) or


(Elements & Compounds) a white insoluble toxic solid existing in several isomeric forms and usually used, as an insecticide, in the form of a brown impure liquid. Formula: C10H6Cl8
[C20: from chloro- + (in)d(ene) + -ane]


(ˈklɔr deɪn, ˈkloʊr-)

also chlor•dan


a colorless, toxic liquid, C10H6Cl8, used as an insecticide.
[1945–50; chlor- + (in)dane an oily cyclic hydrocarbon = ind- + -ane]


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