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

tributyltin

play
noun tri·bu·tyl·tin \trī-ˈbyü-təl-tən\

Definition of tributyltin

  1. :  an organic compound of tin used as a biocide especially in marine antifouling paints



Origin of tributyltin

tri- + butyl + 1tin


First Known Use: 1962


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of perception or understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!