Definition of carbamate in English:

carbamate

Syllabification: car·ba·mate
Pronunciation: /ˈkärbəˌmāt
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A salt or ester containing the anion NH2COO- or the group —OOCNH2, derived from the hypothetical compound carbamic acid.
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    • Five classes of pesticides were examined in the new study: phosphates, pyrethroids, halogenated hydrocarbons, carbamates, and endocrine disruptors.
    • The harmful effects of many pesticides, such as organochlorines, organophosphates and carbamates, have led to the use of pyrethroids as alternatives.
    • Nevertheless, carbamates, organophosphates and pyrethroids were the most used families of pesticides (Table II).

Origin

mid 19th century: from carbamic (from carbo- + amide + -ic) + -ate1.

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