chlordane

A chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide; it may be absorbed through the skin with resultant severe toxic effects: hyperexcitability of central nervous system, tremors, lack of muscular coordination, convulsions, and death; also causes damage to the liver, kidneys, and spleen. It is only mildly toxic to animals.

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chlor·dane 'klȯ(ə)r-.dān also chlor·dan -.dan n a highly chlorinated viscous volatile liquid insecticide C10H6Cl8

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chlor·dane (klorґdān) a toxic chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide; poisoning may occur by percutaneous absorption, ingestion, or inhalation and consists of neurotoxic symptoms such as muscular spasms and seizures that can be fatal.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Chlordane — Général Nom IUPAC Octachloro 4,7 méthanohydroindane Synonymes chlordane chlortox …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chlordane — ● chlordane nom masculin Insecticide puissant utilisé contre les criquets, les fourmis et les termites, de formule C10H6Cl8 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • chlordane — ☆ chlordane [klôr′danklôr′dān΄ ] n. [ CHLOR(O) + (in)dane, deriv. of INDENE] a chlorinated, highly poisonous, volatile oil, C10H6Cl8, formerly used as an insecticide: also chlordan [klôr′dan] …   English World dictionary

  • chlordane — /klawr dayn, klohr /, n. a colorless, viscous, water insoluble, toxic liquid, C10H6Cl8, used as an insecticide. Also, chlordan /klawr dan, klohr /. [1945 50; CHLOR 2 + (in)dane an oily cyclic hydrocarbon, equiv. to IND + ANE] * * * ▪ chemical… …   Universalium

  • chlordane — noun Etymology: chlor + indane (C9H10) Date: 1947 a viscous volatile toxic liquid insecticide C10H6Cl8 formerly used in the United States …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chlordane — noun A very toxic chlorinated polycyclic hydrocarbon once used as an insecticide …   Wiktionary

  • chlordane — n. chemical compound used as an insecticide …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chlordane — [ klɔ:deɪn] noun a toxic, viscous, synthetic compound used as an insecticide. Origin 1940s: from chlor + (in)dene + ane2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • chlordane — chlor·dane …   English syllables

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