methoprene

[ meth-uh-preen ]
/ ˈmɛθ əˌprin /

noun Chemistry.

a synthetic insect juvenile hormone, C19H34O3, used as a biological pesticide primarily on mosquito and fly larvae to prevent maturing to the adult state.

Nearby words

  1. methodius, saint,
  2. methodize,
  3. methodological,
  4. methodology,
  5. methohexital,
  6. methotrexate,
  7. methought,
  8. methoxide,
  9. methoxsalen,
  10. methoxy

Origin of methoprene

1970–75; probably metho(xy-) + pr(opyl) + -ene

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