methyl isocyanate

noun

Definition of methyl isocyanate

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

1889

First Known Use of methyl isocyanate

1889


Medical Dictionary

methyl isocyanate

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

Medical Definition of methyl isocyanate

  1. :  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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