Definition of metalaxyl in English:

metalaxyl

noun

  • A systemic fungicide used in the control of plant diseases (downy mildews and various rots) caused by pathogens of the order Peronosporales; methyl-N-(2-methoxyacetyl)-N-(2,6-xylyl)-DL-alaninate.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in B.S.I. News. Probably from met- + ala- + -xyl.

Pronunciation

metalaxyl

/ˌmɛtəˈlaksɪl/