Definition of pirimicarb in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɪˈrɪmɪkɑːb/

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[mass noun]
A synthetic compound used as a pesticide, especially against aphids.
  • A heterocyclic compound; chemical formula: C11H18N4O2.
Example sentences
  • 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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