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hydrocarbon

 [hi″dro-kahr´bon]
an organic compound that contains carbon and hydrogen only.
alicyclic hydrocarbon one that has cyclic structure and aliphatic properties.
aliphatic hydrocarbon one in which no carbon atoms are joined to form a ring.
aromatic hydrocarbon one that has cyclic structure and a closed conjugated system of double bonds.
chlorinated hydrocarbon any hydrocarbon compound with chlorine substitutions; many are toxic. They are used mainly as refrigerants, industrial solvents, dry cleaning fluids, and insecticides (such as ddt and dieldrin). Some have been used as anesthetics, such as chloroform.

di·el·drin

(dī-el'drin),
A chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide; may cause toxic effects in people and animals exposed to its action through skin contact, inhalation, or food contamination.

dieldrin

/di·el·drin/ (di-el´drin) a chlorinated insecticide; inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact may cause poisoning.

dieldrin

[dī·el′drin]
a highly toxic pesticide that is poisonous to humans and animals if ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. It causes dysfunction of the central nervous system and may be a carcinogen.

dieldrin

a chlorinated hydrocarbon that is a powerful insecticide, with long-lasting effects. However, it has become ecologically damaging and is banned from many countries. See also DDT.

dieldrin