One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
Mid 20th century: from endo- ‘within’ + a shortened form of dieldrin.
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