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pirimicarb

Line breaks: pir¦imi|carb
Pronunciation: /pɪˈrɪmɪkɑːb
 
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Definition of pirimicarb in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A synthetic compound used as a pesticide, especially against aphids.
Example sentences
  • Seed potato crops should be treated with pirimicarb every 10-14 days.
  • The plants were sprayed weekly with pirimicarb.

Origin

late 20th century: from pirimi- (alteration of pyrimidine) + carb(amate).

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