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

  • n. A white crystalline powder, C6H6Cl6, used chiefly as an agricultural pesticide but also used topically in the treatment of scabies and pediculosis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The organochlorine insecticide 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A chemical substance (C6H6Cl6) used as an agricultural insecticide.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a white crystalline powder used as an agricultural insecticide


After Teunis van der Linden, 20th-century Dutch chemist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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