endosulfan

noun
en·​do·​sul·​fan | \ ˌen-də-ˈsəl-fən How to pronounce endosulfan (audio) , -ˌfan \

Definition of endosulfan

: a toxic crystalline chlorinated insecticide and acaricide C9H6Cl6O3S used especially on food crops

Examples of endosulfan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mites can be partially controlled by carbaryl (Sevin), bifenthrin, abemectin, and or endosulfan. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "Roses face a huge threat from teeny mite," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of endosulfan

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for endosulfan

endo- + sulf- + -an entry 3

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Cite this Entry

“Endosulfan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endosulfan. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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