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mal·a·thi·on

 (măl′ə-thī′ŏn′)
n.
An organophosphate compound, C10H19O6PS2, used as an insecticide.

[Alteration (influenced by parathion) of earlier malathon : alteration of male(ate) + (me)th(yl) + -on (perhaps modeled on marathon).]

Malathion

(ˌmæləˈθaɪɒn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) trademark a yellow organophosphorus insecticide used as a dust or mist for the control of house flies and garden pests. Formula: C10H19O6PS2
[C20: from (diethyl) mal(eate) + thio- + -on]

mal•a•thi•on

(ˌmæl əˈθaɪ ɒn, -ən)
n.
an organic phosphate insecticide, C10H19O6S2P, of relatively low toxicity for mammals.
[1953]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malathion - a yellow insecticide used as a dust or spray to control garden pests and house flies and mitesMalathion - a yellow insecticide used as a dust or spray to control garden pests and house flies and mites
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
insect powder, insecticide - a chemical used to kill insects
Translations

malathion

n malatión m