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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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(9) Lindane is an alternative option and is not recommended as first-line therapy because of its toxicity.
Among the OC pesticides, p,p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), lindane, aldrin, and dieldrin were identified as promising candidates for new evaluation according to the criteria described above (Figure 2B).
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the possible protective role of a-lipoic acid (a-LA) as a natural antioxidant on lindane and g-radiation (IR)-induced heart toxicity.
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This column reported on the perils of lindane use on head lice in April 2000.