methyl isocyanate


methyl isocyanate

noun

Definition of METHYL ISOCYANATE

:  an extremely toxic chemical CH3NCO used especially in the manufacture of pesticides —abbreviation MIC

First Known Use of METHYL ISOCYANATE

1889

meth·yl iso·cy·a·nate

noun \-ˌī-sō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of METHYL ISOCYANATE

: an extremely toxic chemical CH3NCO that is used especially in the manufacture of pesticides and was the cause of numerous deaths and injuries in a leak at a chemical plant in Bhopal, India, in 1984—abbreviation MIC

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