imidacloprid

noun
im·​id·​a·​clo·​prid | \ i-ˌmi-də-ˈklō-ˌprid How to pronounce imidacloprid (audio) , ˌi-mi-də-ˈklō-ˌprid \

Definition of imidacloprid

: a common neonicotinoid systemic insecticide C9H10ClN5O2 used especially to control agricultural pests (such as aphids and mites) The systemic insecticide imidacloprid controls the insects from within the plant. This product is applied to the soil and is taken up by the roots.— Tom MacCubbin The most commonly used neonicotinoid, imidacloprid, is considered "highly toxic" to bees, and therefore is not supposed to be applied while they are around.— Elizabeth Kolbert

First Known Use of imidacloprid

1990, in the meaning defined above

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“Imidacloprid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imidacloprid. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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