Definition of mevinphos in English:

mevinphos

noun

  • A highly toxic organophosphate compound that acts as a cholinesterase inhibitor and has been used as an agricultural insecticide and acaricide; methyl 3-(dimethoxyphosphinyloxy)but-2-enoate, C₇H₁₃O₆P.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Recommended Common Names for Pesticides. From me- + vin- + -phos.

Pronunciation

mevinphos

/mɪˈvɪnfɒs//ˈmɛvɪnfɒs/