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dimethoate

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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


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