Entry from British & World English dictionary
A synthetic compound used to kill garden pests.
- Chemical formula: C11H15NO2S.
- 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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