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malathion

[mal-uh-thahy-on, ‐uh n] /ˌmæl əˈθaɪ ɒn, ‐ən/
noun
1.
an organic phosphate insecticide, C 10 H 19 O 6 S 2 P, of relatively low toxicity for mammals.
Origin of malathion
1953
1953
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Malathion

/ˌmæləˈθaɪɒn/
noun
1.
trademark a yellow organophosphorus insecticide used as a dust or mist for the control of house flies and garden pests. Formula: C10H19O6PS2
Word Origin
C20: from (diethyl) mal(eate) + thio- + -on
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