dieldrin(redirected from Chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide)
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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.
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.
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.