Definition of aldicarb in English:

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aldicarb

Pronunciation: /ˈaldəˌkärb/

noun

A systemic agricultural pesticide used particularly against some mites, insects, and nematode worms.
Example sentences
  • 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).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: al·di·carb

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