endosulfan

noun

en·​do·​sul·​fan ˌen-də-ˈsəl-fən How to pronounce endosulfan (audio)
-ˌfan
: 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, 15 Dec. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

endo- + sulf- + -an entry 3

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of endosulfan was in 1961

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Cite this Entry

“Endosulfan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endosulfan. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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