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methiocarb Line breaks: methio|carb
Pronunciation: /mɪˈθʌɪəkɑːb/

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Definition of methiocarb in English:


[mass noun]
A synthetic compound used to kill garden pests.
  • Chemical formula: C11H15NO2S
Example sentences
  • However, methiocarb may be toxic to nontarget organisms, such as earthworms.
  • Of the two chemicals it is likely that only methiocarb could accumulate in the tissues of predators.
  • Major agricultural uses of methiocarb include grapevines, citrus, berries, pastures, cereals, and ornamentals.


1960s: from me(thyl) + thio- + carb(amate).

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