dimethoate

noun
di·meth·o·ate | \ dī-ˈme-thə-ˌwāt , -thō-ˌāt \

Definition of dimethoate 

: an organophosphorous insecticide and miticide C5H12NO3PS2 used especially on crops and ornamental plants

First Known Use of dimethoate

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dimethoate

dimethyl + thio acid + -ate entry 1

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