Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

dimethoate

play
noun di·meth·o·ate \dī-ˈme-thə-ˌwāt, -thō-ˌāt\

Definition of dimethoate

  1. :  an organophosphorous insecticide and miticide C5H12NO3PS2 used especially on crops and ornamental plants



Origin of dimethoate

dimethyl + thio acid + 1-ate


First Known Use: 1960


Learn More about dimethoate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dimethoate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

2.2 pounds 16.96 pounds 100 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ