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-

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ethion

Statistics for ethion

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ethion

The first known use of ethion was circa 1960

See more words from the same year

Comments on ethion

What made you want to look up ethion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an act or instance of returning to life

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!