Definition of zineb in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈzineb/


A white compound used as a fungicidal powder on vegetables and fruit.
  • Alternative name: zinc ethylene bisdithiocarbamate; chemical formula: C4H6N2S4Zn.
Example sentences
  • A small group of six chemicals (monocrotophos, glyphosate, metamidophos, zineb, benomyl and deltamethrin) belonging to different chemical classes were used by 50 or more workers.
  • Terata have been observed in rats administered amounts of zineb in excess of 2000 mg/kg/day.
  • The method has been employed for the determination of ziram in commercial samples and in various foodstuffs, and the results were compared with the earlier reported methods.


1950s: from zin(c) + e(thylene) + b(is-) from the systematic name.

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Syllabification: zin·eb

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