Definition of endrin in English:

endrin

noun

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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

endrin

/ˈɛndrɪn/