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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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Don't let young children get products containing DEET or picaridin on their hands or faces.
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.
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.
Recently, the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a warning that DEET solutions of over 10 percent concentration should not be used on children.
Schreck and fellow Agricultural Research Service scientists who have developed deet and permefthrin to protect soldiers.
Children six months to two years old should use repellent with up to 10 per cent of DEET once per day, children two to 12 years old should use repellent with up to 10 per cent of DEET no more than three times a day.