methyl isocyanate

noun
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

Definition of methyl isocyanate

: an extremely toxic chemical CH3NCO used especially in the manufacture of pesticides abbreviation MIC

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1889

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methyl isocyanate

noun meth·yl iso·cy·a·nate \ -ˌī-sō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnāt \

medical Definition of methyl isocyanate

: an extremely toxic chemical CH3NCO that is used especially in the manufacture of pesticides and was the cause of numerous deaths and injuries in a leak at a chemical plant in Bhopal, India, in 1984 abbreviation MIC

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