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menazon

[ men-uh-zon ]
/ ˈmɛn əˌzɒn /
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noun Chemistry.

a colorless, crystalline compound, C6H12N5O2PS2, used as a systemic insecticide, especially for control of aphids.

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Origin of menazon

1960–65; me(thyl) + (ami)n(o)- + (tri)az(ine) + (thi)on(ate)
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