paper factor

noun

: a substance originally isolated from pulpwood of the balsam fir that is a selectively effective insecticide with activity like that of juvenile hormone

called also juvabione

Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paper factor was in 1966

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“Paper factor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paper%20factor. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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