methyl parathion

noun

: a highly toxic synthetic organophosphate insecticide C8H10NO5PS
Methyl parathion, a restricted-use organophosphate insecticide that affects the central nervous system, is formulated only for outdoor use on cotton, soybeans, and other crops.Chemical & Engineering News

Examples of methyl parathion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least 144 containers were labeled as methyl parathion and had liquids remaining in the bottoms. jsonline.com, 15 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of methyl parathion was in 1957

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“Methyl parathion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methyl%20parathion. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

methyl parathion

noun
: a potent synthetic organophosphate insecticide C8H10NO5PS that is more toxic than parathion
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