dimethoate

noun
di·​meth·​o·​ate | \ dī-ˈme-thə-ˌwāt How to pronounce dimethoate (audio) , -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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“Dimethoate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimethoate. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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