Definition of benomyl in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛnəmɪl/


[mass noun]
A systemic fungicide used on fruit and vegetable crops, derived from imidazole.
Example sentences
  • Few fungicides are registered for controlling the disease, and benomyl is the most effective one yet tested.
  • They suggest spraying a fungicide containing benomyl or triforine to combat this common malady that disfigures begonias.
  • Diploid conidia were incubated on solid complete medium containing 60 g/ml benomyl for 2 days and transferred to complete medium without benomyl for 2 weeks.


1960s: from ben(z)o- + m(eth)yl.

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