Entry from British & World English dictionary
A synthetic compound used as a pesticide, especially against aphids.
- A heterocyclic compound; chemical formula: C11H18N4O2.
- Seed potato crops should be treated with pirimicarb every 10-14 days.
- The plants were sprayed weekly with pirimicarb.
Late 20th century: from pirimi- (alteration of pyrimidine) + carb(amate).
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