Definition of carbaryl in English:

carbaryl

Line breaks: car|baryl
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːbərʌɪl
 
, -rɪl/

noun

[mass noun]
  • A synthetic insecticide used to protect crops and in the treatment of fleas and lice.
    • Chemical formula: C12H11NO2
    More example sentences
    • Carbamate pesticides (e.g. carbaryl, aminocarb, and carbofuran) generally have a high acute toxicity to arthropods but only a moderate environmental persistence.
    • Insecticides - most commonly carbaryl, diazinon, and malathion - were detected more frequently in urban streams than in agricultural streams.
    • If rotation isn't working, you might need to try an insecticide containing carbaryl or permethrin.

Origin

mid 20th century: from carbamate + -yl.

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