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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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DEET can also be used on clothing but may cause damage to spandex, rayon, acetate, and leather, and can dissolve plastic and vinyl.
Those publications presented DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) at the top of the list for preferred repellents.
Entomologist Joseph Dickens and his colleagues in the Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory discovered that a taste receptor located on a mosquito mouthpart is sensitive to DEET.
For the best protection against both mosquitoes and ticks, the CDC recommends products containing DEET.
DEET and other insect repellents such as citronella are generally safe for individuals over 2 months of age.
EPA) recommended less than 10% of DEET in insect repellent for use on children (U.
In addition to identifying the bug-repelling compounds, the scientists also uncovered the elusive cells and proteins that let mosquitoes detect and avoid DEET.
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Next, the team tested whether the mosquitoes with orco mutations responded differently to DEET.
albopictus and on the protection time from mosquito bites provided by DEET.
A 2001 review of 17 cases of suspected DEET toxicity in children concluded that "Repellents containing DEET are not safe when applied to children's skin and should be avoided in children.