noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A solid made by polymerizing acetaldehyde, used in slug pellets and as a fuel for portable stoves.
- Chemical formula: C4H4O4(CH3)4
- Slug pellets, based on metaldehyde, are cheap and effective.
- Chemical slug pellets and baits that contain metaldehyde are widely available commercially, however label directions must be followed carefully.
- Several bait formulations of metaldehyde are labeled for use on soybean for slug control.
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