dichlorvos

noun di·chlor·vos \ (ˈ)dī-ˈklȯr-ˌväs , -vəs \

Definition of dichlorvos

:an organophosphorus insecticide and anthelmintic C4H7Cl2O4P used especially in veterinary medicine called also DDVP

Origin and Etymology of dichlorvos

dichlor- + vinyl + phosphate


Medical Dictionary

dichlorvos

noun di·chlor·vos \ (ˈ)dī-ˈklō(ə)r-ˌväs, -ˈklȯ(ə)r-, -vəs \

medical Definition of dichlorvos

:an organophosphorus insecticide and anthelmintic C4H7Cl2O4P used especially in veterinary medicine called also DDVP

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