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deet

or DEET  (dēt)
n.
A colorless, oily liquid, C12H17NO, that is used as an insect repellent.

[From d.t., abbr. of diethyl toluamide.]

DEET

(diːt)
n acronym for
(Chemistry) diethyl(meta)toluamide; an insect repellent
Translations

DEET

n (repellent) DEET m
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Finally, Group C included (C1) pyrethroids, herbicides, and organophosphate metabolites; (C2) polyfluoroalkyl chemicals; (C3) caffeine and metabolites; and (C4) diethyltoluamide (DEET) and metabolites.
Using insect repellent, repellents may be applied to exposed skin or to clothing and should contain diethyltoluamide or IR3535 or picaridin, which are the most common biologically active ingredients in insect repellents.
The three Fight the Bite messages are: Cover up by wearing long, loose-fitting clothing; use a personal insect repellent containing diethyltoluamide (DEET) or picaridin; and clean up around the home to remove stagnant water that mosquitoes can breed in.
Diethyltoluamide (DEET) is an insecticide that repels but does not kill insects.
Evaluation of percutaneous absorption of the repellent diethyltoluamide and the sunscreen ethylhexyl p-methoxycinnamate-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles: an invitro study," Puglia et al, J Pharm Pharmacol.
Toxicity of pirethroids and repellency of diethyltoluamide in two deltamethrin-resistant colonies of Triatoma infestans Klug, 1834 (Hemiptera: Reduviidae).