Meaning of endrin in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɛndrɪn/


mass noun
  • A toxic insecticide which is a stereoisomer of dieldrin.

    ‘Exposure to endrin can cause various harmful effects including death and severe central nervous system injury.’
    • ‘Endrin is an insecticide which has been used mainly on field crops such as cotton, maize, sugar cane, rice, cereals, ornamentals, and other crops.’


1950s from endo-‘within’ + a shortened form of dieldrin.