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A carbamate, C12H11NO2, used as a general-purpose insecticide.

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(Elements & Compounds) an organic compound of the carbamate group: used as an insecticide, esp to treat head lice
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(ˈkɑr bə rɪl)

a colorless, crystalline compound, C12H11NO2, used as an insecticide.
[1960–65; b. carbamate and aryl]
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