amitraz

play
noun am·i·traz \ˈa-mə-ˌtraz\

Definition of amitraz

  1. :  a pesticide C19H23N3 used as an insecticide on crops and to control ticks, lice, and mites on animals (such as dogs and cows) … a new tick collar containing the chemical amitraz is effective in preventing ticks from attaching to the animal and is usually safe to use short-term. — Shawn Messonnier, Dallas Morning News, 4 May 2005

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of amitraz

probably by rearrangement of letters from the systematic name 1,5-di-(2,4-dimethylphenyl)-3-methyl-1,3,5-triazapenta-l, 4-diene


First Known Use: 1975


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!