Definition of gamma-HCH in English:

gamma-HCH

noun

  • another term for lindane
    • ‘The absorption of high doses of gamma-HCH is particularly toxic for the central nervous system and for the female and male reproduction apparatus in mammals where lindane is considered as an endocrine disruptor.’
    • ‘In contrast, alpha- and gamma-HCH are the most prevalent isomers in soil, water, and air samples.’
    • ‘Lindane is also known as gamma-HCH since it is made up of at least 99% of the gammaisomer of hexachlorocyclohexane.’
    • ‘People are exposed to gamma-HCH when it was applied to the skin as a lotion or shampoo to control lice and scabies.’

Origin

HCH from hexachlorocyclohexane.