malathion

noun mal·a·thi·on \ ˌma-lə-ˈthī-ən , -ˌän \

Definition of malathion

: an organophosphate broad-spectrum insecticide C10H19O6PS2 that is considerably less toxic to mammals than parathion

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Origin and Etymology of malathion

from Malathion, a trademark


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malathion

noun mal·a·thi·on \ ˌmal-ə-ˈthī-ən, -ˌän \

medical Definition of malathion

: a thiophosphate insecticide C10H19O6PS2 with a lower mammalian toxicity than parathion

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