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disulfoton

[ dahy-suhl-fuh-ton ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a pale-yellow, highly toxic liquid, C 8 H 19 O 2 PS 3 , used as an insecticide and miticide.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of disulfoton1

1960–65; perhaps di- 1 + sulfo- + t(hi)on(ic acid); thionic

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