carbaryl

[kahr-buh-ril]
noun
a colorless, crystalline solid, C 12 H 11 NO 2 , moderately soluble in acetone, slightly soluble in water, less toxic than DDT, used as a contact insecticide and parasiticide.

Origin:
1960–65; blend of carbamate and aryl

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carbaryl (ˈkɑːbərɪl)
 
n
an organic compound of the carbamate group: used as an insecticide, esp to treat head lice

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Carbaryl is an insecticide used on a variety of crops.
Carbaryl is a cholinesterase inhibitor and is toxic to humans.
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