Definition of zineb in English:

zineb

noun

  • [mass noun] A white compound used as a fungicidal powder on vegetables and fruit.

    • ‘A small group of six chemicals (monocrotophos, glyphosate, metamidophos, zineb, benomyl and deltamethrin) belonging to different chemical classes were used by 50 or more workers.’
    • ‘Terata have been observed in rats administered amounts of zineb in excess of 2000 mg/kg/day.’
    • ‘The method has been employed for the determination of ziram in commercial samples and in various foodstuffs, and the results were compared with the earlier reported methods.’

Origin

1950s; from zin(c) + e(thylene) + b(is-) from the systematic name.

Pronunciation:

zineb

/ˈzɪnɛb/