di·​meth·​o·​ate dī-ˈme-thə-ˌwāt How to pronounce dimethoate (audio)
: an organophosphorous insecticide and miticide C5H12NO3PS2 used especially on crops and ornamental plants

Word History


dimethyl + thio acid + -ate entry 1

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dimethoate was in 1960

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“Dimethoate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimethoate. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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