Definition of aldicarb in English:

aldicarb

Syllabification: al·di·carb
Pronunciation: /ˈaldiˌkärb
 
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noun

  • A systemic agricultural pesticide used particularly against some mites, insects, and nematode worms.
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    • But some pesticides, such as dieldrin or aldicarb, can permeate the entire body of the fruit or vegetable.
    • The privately funded Wisconsin study focused on three commonly used farm chemicals: aldicarb, an insecticide; atrazine, an herbicide; and nitrate, a chemical fertilizer.
    • A video he made of the spraying operation is to be used by the Pesticide Action Network UK, a campaign group trying to prevent the acid and another chemical called aldicarb being used on potatoes.

Origin

1970s: blend of aldehyde and carbamide (from carbo- + amide).

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