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carbaryl

[kahr-buh-ril] /ˈkɑr bə rɪl/
noun
1.
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
1960-1965
1960-65; blend of carbamate and aryl
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  • carbaryl is an insecticide used on a variety of crops.
  • carbaryl is a cholinesterase inhibitor and is toxic to humans.
British Dictionary definitions for carbaryl

carbaryl

/ˈkɑːbərɪl/
noun
1.
an organic compound of the carbamate group: used as an insecticide, esp to treat head lice
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