Definition of Endosulfan

1. Noun. (chemistry) a toxic chlorinated polycyclic insecticide used to control mites ¹



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Definition of Endosulfan

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Medical Definition of Endosulfan

1. A polychlorinated compound used for controlling a variety of insects. It is practically water-insoluble, but readily adheres to clay particles and persists in soil and water for several years. Its mode of action involves repetitive nerve-discharges positively correlated to increase in temperature. This compound is extremely toxic to most fish. Pharmacological action: insecticide, organochlorine. Chemical name: 6,9-Methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepin, 6,7,8,9,10,10-hexachloro-1,5,5a,6,9,9a-hexahydro-, 3-oxide (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endosulfan

endosteally
endosteitis
endosteoma
endosternite
endosternites
endostethoscope
endosteum
endostoma
endostomata
endostome
endostomes
endostoses
endostosis
endostyle
endostyles
endosulfan (current term)
endosulfans
endosurgery
endosymbiont
endosymbiont hypothesis
endosymbionts
endosymbioses
endosymbiosis
endosymbiosis theory
endosymbiotic
endosymbiotic bacteria
endosymbiotic infection
endosymbiotic theory
endotendineum
endoteric bacterium

Literary usage of Endosulfan

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1. Potential Groundwater Contamination from Intentional and Nonintentional by Robert Pitt, Shirley Clark, Keith Parmer (1994)
"None of the ten chlorinated pesticides (aldrin, chlordane, endosulfan I, endosulfan II, endosulfan sulfate, DDD-mixed isomers, DDT-mixed isomers, ..."

2. Cleaning Up the Nation's Waste Sites: Markets & Technology Trends (1993)
"... Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene Dibenzofuran Dibutyl Phthalate Dimethyl Phthalate Dinitrophenol Dinoseb Diphenylamine DNB endosulfan I endosulfan II endosulfan ..."

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