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[dem-i-ton] /ˈdɛm ɪˌtɒn/
noun, Chemistry
either of two pale-yellow, highly toxic chemicals, C 6 H 15 O 3 PS 2 or C 6 H 15 O 4 PS 2, used as systemic insecticides, lethal to insects feeding on the treated plant or animal. Unabridged
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  • Methyl demeton is an oily, colorless to pale-yellow liquid with an unpleasant odor.

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