disulfoton

noun

di·​sul·​fo·​ton dī-ˈsəl-fə-ˌtän How to pronounce disulfoton (audio)
: a toxic organophosphorus systemic insecticide C8H19O2PS3

Word History

Etymology

di- + sulfo- + -ton (probably from thion-)

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disulfoton was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Disulfoton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disulfoton. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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