neonic

noun
neo·​nic | \ ˈnē-ō-ˌnik How to pronounce neonic (audio) \
plural neonics

Definition of neonic

: neonicotinoid Neonics, which are chemically related to nicotine, are fast becoming the most widely used insecticides in the world.— Joel Bleifuss

First Known Use of neonic

2006, in the meaning defined above

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“Neonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neonic. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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