Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun organic chemistry A very toxic chlorinated polycyclic hydrocarbon once used as an insecticide.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[chlor(o)– + (in)d(ene) + –ane.]

Examples

  • Although the termite poison, called chlordane, has been banned in the United States since 1988, it cannot harm humans unless they drink water from Sligo Creek, which is not recommended, or eat its fish, which is prohibited.

    Retired Greenbelt professor on pollution hunt

  • Rampant use of a common termite pesticide called chlordane.

    Getting Pregnant

  • In a bid to show that the dispensary was violating Chalfant's Oct. 30 order, the city attorney said four additional samples have tested positive for pesticide residues, including variations of chlordane, which is banned in the U.S.

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  • In a bid to show that the dispensary was violating Chalfant's Oct. 30 order, the city attorney said four additional samples have tested positive for pesticide residues, including variations of chlordane, which is banned in the U.S.

    AroundTheCapitol.com

  • In a bid to show that the dispensary was violating Chalfant's Oct. 30 order, the city attorney said four additional samples have tested positive for pesticide residues, including variations of chlordane, which is banned in the U.S.

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  • In a bid to show that the dispensary was violating Chalfant's Oct. 30 order, the city attorney said four additional samples have tested positive for pesticide residues, including variations of chlordane, which is banned in the U.S.

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  • Highly potent agricultural chemicals such as chlordane, dieldrin and DDT -- Carson's leading concern -- have been banned.

    Averting A Death Foretold

  • Others blame the comeback of bedbugs on their resistance to DDT's many substitutes e.g., malathion, diazinon, lindane, chlordane, dichlorovos and now pyrethroids.

    Bill Chameides: Is Propoxur the Way to Not Let the Bedbugs Bite?

  • Way back when, I remember dusting the foundation of our house with chlordane.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Suing EPA Over Gulf Cleanup

  • Although DEP doesn't conduct toxic monitoring of its waterways -- that's the state's job -- "if there was a chlordane problem, we think we would be able to detect that," Shofar said, because chlordane affects the reproductive ability of fish.

    Retired Greenbelt professor on pollution hunt

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