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[mass noun] A synthetic compound used as a pesticide, especially against aphids.
- ‘The plants were sprayed weekly with pirimicarb.’
- ‘Seed potato crops should be treated with pirimicarb every 10-14 days.’
Late 20th century: from pirimi- (alteration of pyrimidine) + carb(amate).
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