parathion

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par·a·thi·on

 (păr′ə-thī′ŏn)
n.
A poisonous yellowish liquid organophosphate compound, C10H14NO5PS, used as an insecticide. Its use in the United States is highly restricted.

[para- + thio(phosphate), phosphoric acid salt (thio- + phosphate) + -on.]

parathion

(ˌpærəˈθaɪɒn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a slightly water-soluble toxic oil, odourless and colourless when pure, used as an insecticide. Formula: C10H14NO5PS
[C20: from para-1 + thio- + -on]

par•a•thi•on

(ˌpær əˈθaɪ ɒn)

n.
a deep brown to yellow, poisonous liquid, C10H14NO5PS, used as an insecticide.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parathion - a colorless and odorless toxic oil used as an insecticide
insect powder, insecticide - a chemical used to kill insects
Translations

parathion

n paratión m
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