malathion

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

Definition of malathion

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

Origin and Etymology of malathion

from Malathion, a trademark


First Known Use: 1953


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malathion

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

Medical Definition of malathion

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


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