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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.

chlor·dane

(klōr'dān),
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.

chlordane

/chlor·dane/ (klor´dān) a poisonous substance of the chlorinated hydrocarbon group, used as an insecticide.

chlordane

(klôr′dān′) also

chlordan

(-dăn′)
n.
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.
A viscous, chlorinated organic compound once used as an insecticide and fumigant, now limited by the EPA to control termites and non-food plants; it is absorbed through the skin, causes liver and kidney damage, and possibly cancer

chlordane

Toxicology A viscous, chlorinated organic compound once used as an insecticide and fumigant, now EPA-limited to control termites and non-food plants; it is absorbed through the skin, causes liver and kidney damage, possibly CA Clinical Convulsions, depression, hyperexcitability, incoordination, death

chlordane