dieldrin


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dieldrin

(ˈdiːldrɪn)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a crystalline insoluble substance, consisting of a chlorinated derivative of naphthalene: a contact insecticide the use of which is now restricted as it accumulates in the tissues of animals. Formula: C12H8OCl6
2. (Agriculture) a crystalline insoluble substance, consisting of a chlorinated derivative of naphthalene: a contact insecticide the use of which is now restricted as it accumulates in the tissues of animals. Formula: C12H8OCl6
[C20: from Diel(s-Al)d(e)r (reaction) + -in]
Translations

dieldrin

[ˈdiːldrɪn] Ndieldrina f

dieldrin

n dieldrín m
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Resistance of Anopheles stephensi to dieldrin. Tehran: Institute of Parasitology and Malariology, Tehran University, Iran 1960; No.
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