A volatile chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide; if absorbed through the skin, it causes toxic symptoms consisting of irritability followed by depression.

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al·drin 'ȯl-drən, 'al- n an exceedingly poisonous cyclodiene insecticide C12H8Cl6 K. Alder see DIELDRIN

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al·drin (alґdrin) a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, closely related to dieldrin; if ingested or absorbed through the skin by a human or other animal, it causes neurotoxic reactions that can be fatal, including tremors, ataxia, and convulsions.

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