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propoxur

[ proh-pok-ser ]
/ proʊˈpɒk sər /
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noun Chemistry.

a crystalline compound, C11H15NO3, used as a nonsystemic insecticide against a wide variety of insects.

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Origin of propoxur

First recorded in 1960–65; prop(yl) + ox(y)-2 + ur(ethane)
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