Definition of methiocarb in English:

methiocarb

noun

mass noun
  • A synthetic compound used to kill garden pests.

    • ‘Of the two chemicals it is likely that only methiocarb could accumulate in the tissues of predators.’
    • ‘The behavior of methiocarb in treated green beans and tomatoes has been studied using analysis of variance as the statistical tool, for establishing the influence of crop, season, application dose, and greenhouse design.’
    • ‘However, methiocarb may be toxic to nontarget organisms, such as earthworms.’
    • ‘Adsorbed methiocarb will be subject to wet and dry deposition.’
    • ‘Major agricultural uses of methiocarb include grapevines, citrus, berries, pastures, cereals, and ornamentals.’

Origin

1960s: from me(thyl) + thio- + carb(amate).

Pronunciation

methiocarb

/mɪˈθʌɪəkɑːb/