carbaryl

[kahr-buh-ril]

noun

a colorless, crystalline solid, C12H11NO2, moderately soluble in acetone, slightly soluble in water, less toxic than DDT, used as a contact insecticide and parasiticide.

Nearby words

  1. carbamyltransferase,
  2. carbamylurea,
  3. carbanil,
  4. carbanion,
  5. carbarn,
  6. carbazole,
  7. carbazotic acid,
  8. carbeen,
  9. carbene,
  10. carbenicillin

Origin of carbaryl

1960–65; blend of carbamate and aryl

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British Dictionary definitions for carbaryl

carbaryl

noun

an organic compound of the carbamate group: used as an insecticide, esp to treat head lice
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