carbamate

noun
car·​ba·​mate | \ ˈkär-bə-ˌmāt How to pronounce carbamate (audio) , kär-ˈba-ˌmāt \

Definition of carbamate

: a salt or ester of carbamic acid especially : one that is a synthetic organic insecticide

Examples of carbamate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Russian proposal covers the same compounds and adds a third group of Novichoks and two families of carbamates. Richard Stone, Science | AAAS, "Poison used in recent attack on Russian spy may soon be banned," 23 Oct. 2019 Aldicarb is a carbamate, which works by preventing a certain enzyme from breaking down the chemical substances that transmit nerve impulses. Alexander Braczkowski, National Geographic, "8 Lion Cubs Killed in Suspected Poison Attack," 13 Apr. 2018 Aldicarb is a carbamate, which works by preventing a certain enzyme from breaking down the chemical substances that transmit nerve impulses. Alexander Braczkowski, National Geographic, "8 Lion Cubs Killed in Suspected Poison Attack," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of carbamate

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Carbamate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbamate. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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carbamate

noun
car·​ba·​mate | \ ˈkär-bə-ˌmāt, kär-ˈbam-ˌāt How to pronounce carbamate (audio) \

Medical Definition of carbamate

: a salt or ester of carbamic acid — see urethane

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