Dictionary

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
Medical Dictionary

methyl isocyanate

noun meth·yl iso·cy·a·nate \-ˌī-sō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt\

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: methylmercuryPrevious Word in the Dictionary: methyl ethyl ketoneAll Words Near: methyl isocyanate
July 03, 2015
interpellate Hear it
to formally question a public official
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears