Definition of gamma-HCH in English:

gamma-HCH

noun

  • another term for lindane
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

HCH from hexachlorocyclohexane.