aldicarb

noun

al·​di·​carb ˈal-də-ˌkärb How to pronounce aldicarb (audio)
: 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, 18 Apr. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

probably from aldehyde + -i- + carbamate

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aldicarb was in 1970

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“Aldicarb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldicarb. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

aldicarb

noun
al·​di·​carb ˈal-də-ˌkärb How to pronounce aldicarb (audio)
: a persistent highly toxic agricultural carbamate pesticide C7H14N2O2S used against insects, mites, and nematodes
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