Definition of diazinon in English:

diazinon

noun

mass noun
  • An organophosphorus insecticide derived from pyrimidine.

    • ‘Recommended chemical treatments include such common insecticides as permethrin, malathion, diazinon and sevin.’
    • ‘The herbicides alachlor and atrazine and the pesticide diazinon may be to blame.’
    • ‘These results are consistent with the DNA damage detected in the lymphocytes in peripheral blood in 8 individuals, following residential exposure to the organophosphorus insecticides chlorpyrifos and diazinon.’
    • ‘Insecticides - most commonly carbaryl, diazinon, and malathion - were detected more frequently in urban streams than in agricultural streams.’
    • ‘In urban areas, insecticides such as diazinon and malathion which are commonly used on lawns and gardens were found in nearly all of the streams that were sampled.’

Origin

From diazine (see di-, azine) + -on (suffix of unknown origin).

Pronunciation

diazinon

/dʌɪˈazɪnɒn/