dichlorvos

noun

di·​chlor·​vos (ˈ)dī-ˈklȯr-ˌväs How to pronounce dichlorvos (audio)
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: an organophosphorus insecticide and anthelmintic C4H7Cl2O4P used especially in veterinary medicine

called also DDVP

Word History

Etymology

dichlor- + vinyl + phosphate

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dichlorvos was in 1957

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Cite this Entry

“Dichlorvos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichlorvos. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

dichlorvos

noun
: an organophosphorus insecticide and anthelmintic C4H7Cl2O4P used especially in veterinary medicine

called also DDVP

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