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malathion

noun mal·a·thi·on \ˌma-lə-ˈthī-ən, -ˌän\

Definition of MALATHION

:  an organophosphate broad-spectrum insecticide C10H19O6PS2 that is considerably less toxic to mammals than parathion

Origin of MALATHION

from Malathion, a trademark
First Known Use: 1953

malathion

noun mal·a·thi·on \ˌmal-ə-ˈthī-ən, -ˌän\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MALATHION

:  a thiophosphate insecticide C10H19O6PS2 with a lower mammalian toxicity than parathion

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