diazinon

noun
di·az·i·non | \dī-ˈa-zi-ˌnän \

Definition of diazinon 

: a cholinesterase-inhibiting organophosphate insecticide C12H21N2O3PS

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Their exponential increase in the region comes suspiciously close to the Environmental Protection Agency’s ban on diazinon, a pesticide used to control various species of flies. Vinny Vella, Philly.com, "$90,000 state grant to help study infestation of Chesco mushroom flies," 5 June 2018 Two of the children died after drinking a concentrated solution of the pesticide diazinon. Andrew Theen, OregonLive.com, "Family killings in Oregon and Southwest Washington through the years," 7 Apr. 2018 The city is required to cap the amount of bacteria, metals and the insecticide diazinon of the water body, which is state and federally recognized as impaired. Joshua Emerson Smith, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Under pressure from regulators, San Diego cracks down on water pollution from construction sites," 9 Aug. 2017 Similar results were shown for malathion and diazinon. Michael Biesecker, The Denver Post, "Dow Chemical tries to kill pesticide risk study," 20 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of diazinon

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diazinon

from Diazinon, a trademark

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diazoamino

diazoamino-

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Diazinon

trademark
Di·az·i·non | \dī-ˈaz-ə-ˌnän \

Medical Definition of Diazinon 

used for an organophosphate insecticide C12H21N2O3PS that is a cholinesterase inhibitor dangerous to humans if ingested

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