aldicarb

noun
al·​di·​carb | \ ˈal-də-ˌkärb How to pronounce aldicarb (audio) \

Definition of aldicarb

: a persistent highly toxic agricultural carbamate pesticide C7H14N2O2S used against insects, mites, and nematodes

Examples of aldicarb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On April 10th, 11 of them were found dead, from an apparent aldicarb (an insecticide) poison attack. Richie Hertzberg, National Geographic, "See the Last Footage of Rare Tree-Climbing Lions," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of aldicarb

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aldicarb

probably from aldehyde + -i- + carbamate

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“Aldicarb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldicarb. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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aldicarb

noun
al·​di·​carb | \ ˈal-də-ˌkärb How to pronounce aldicarb (audio) \

Medical Definition of aldicarb

: a persistent highly toxic agricultural carbamate pesticide C7H14N2O2S used against insects, mites, and nematodes

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