ethion

noun
eth·​i·​on | \ ˈe-thē-ˌän How to pronounce ethion (audio) \

Definition of ethion

: a toxic organophosphate C9H22O4P2S4 used as an insecticide and acaricide

First Known Use of ethion

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ethion

blend of eth- and thion-

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The first known use of ethion was circa 1960

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“Ethion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethion. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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