tributyltin

noun

tri·​bu·​tyl·​tin trī-ˈbyü-tᵊl-tən How to pronounce tributyltin (audio)
: an organic compound of tin used as a biocide especially in marine antifouling paints

Word History

Etymology

tri- + butyl + tin entry 1

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tributyltin was in 1962

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Cite this Entry

“Tributyltin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tributyltin. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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