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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Light tan, crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous solid, used as an insecticide:

Usage examples (31)
  • They found the risk of MGUS was 5.6 times higher for those who used an insecticide called dieldrin; 3.9 times higher for those who used the fumigant mixture...
  • High concentrations of chemicals such as dieldrin, toxaphene, chorodene, DDD and DDE have been found in the surrounding soil.
  • The first is the banning of organochlorine pesticides such as dieldrin and aldrin, which caused blindness, immune-system collapse and mass-breeding failure.
  • Like DDT, dieldrin has to be used sparingly and in context. for more
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