Definition of endrin in English:

endrin

noun

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

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

Origin

Mid 20th century: from endo- ‘within’ + a shortened form of dieldrin.

Pronunciation:

endrin

/ˈɛndrɪn/