Definition of dimethoate in English:

dimethoate

Line breaks: di|metho¦ate
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈmiːθəʊeɪt
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
A crystalline synthetic organophosphorus compound used in solution as an insecticide.
More 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.

Definition of dimethoate in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day impudicity
Pronunciation: ˌimpyəˈdisitē
noun
lack of modesty