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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).]
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(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]
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mal•a•thi•on(ˌmæl əˈθaɪ ɒn, -ən)
an organic phosphate insecticide, C10H19O6S2P, of relatively low toxicity for mammals.
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|Noun||1.||Malathion - a yellow insecticide used as a dust or spray to control garden pests and house flies and mites|
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