One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A synthetic compound used to kill garden pests.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Adsorbed methiocarb will be subject to wet and dry deposition.’
- ‘Of the two chemicals it is likely that only methiocarb could accumulate in the tissues of predators.’
- ‘Major agricultural uses of methiocarb include grapevines, citrus, berries, pastures, cereals, and ornamentals.’
- ‘However, methiocarb may be toxic to nontarget organisms, such as earthworms.’
1960s: from me(thyl) + thio- + carb(amate).
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