dichlorvos

noun
di·​chlor·​vos | \ (ˈ)dī-ˈklȯr-ˌväs How to pronounce dichlorvos (audio) , -vəs \

Definition of dichlorvos

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

called also DDVP

First Known Use of dichlorvos

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dichlorvos

dichlor- + vinyl + phosphate

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“Dichlorvos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichlorvos. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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dichlorvos

noun
di·​chlor·​vos | \ (ˈ)dī-ˈklō(ə)r-ˌväs, -ˈklȯ(ə)r-, -vəs How to pronounce dichlorvos (audio) \

Medical Definition of dichlorvos

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

called also DDVP

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