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dimethoate

[dahy-meth-oh-eyt] /daɪˈmɛθ oʊˌeɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a highly toxic crystalline compound, C 5 H 12 NO 3 PS 2 , used as an insecticide.
Origin of dimethoate
1955-1960
1955-60; probably dimeth(yl) + -(thi)oate, components of the chemical name
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  • dimethoate is a systemic organophosphate insecticide.
  • Four trials were conducted, with two paired trials each for dicofol and dimethoate.

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