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Definition of "lindane" [lindane]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lindane" in a sentence
  • "First, something called lindane, which is so toxic that it’s banned in eighteen countries."
  • "One of the biggest worries for some health experts is a prescription treatment for head lice and scabies called lindane."
  • "But she creates a ritual: She covers her body in lindane at night, and then in the morning she washes it off in a hot, hour-long tea tree oil infused bath."