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[mass noun] A synthetic compound used to kill garden pests.
- ‘Major agricultural uses of methiocarb include grapevines, citrus, berries, pastures, cereals, and ornamentals.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Of the two chemicals it is likely that only methiocarb could accumulate in the tissues of predators.’
- ‘Adsorbed methiocarb will be subject to wet and dry deposition.’
1960s: from me(thyl) + thio- + carb(amate).
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