Definition of dimethoate in English:

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dimethoate

Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈmiːθəʊeɪt/

noun

[mass noun]
A crystalline synthetic organophosphorus compound used in solution as an insecticide.
Example sentences
  • Consider alternating synthetic pyrethroids such as permethrin or fenvalerate to organophosphates such as stirofos, dimethoate, or fenthion to carbamates such as methomyl.
  • Other insecticides have a narrower range of activity, such as dimethoate and Metasystox-R, which are toxic primarily to sucking pests such as aphids.
  • In the past, the grass mites in most areas of the state have been controlled reasonably well with dimethoate, which is the least expensive product.

Origin

1960s: from di-1 'two' + methyl + thio- + -ate1.

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