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 (dī-klôr′vōs′, -vəs)
A volatile toxic organophosphorous pesticide, C4H7Cl2O4P, used as a fumigant and veterinary parasiticide.

[di- + chlor(o)- + v(inyl) + (ph)os(phate).]
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(daɪˈklɔːvɒs; daɪˈklɔːvəʊs)
an organophosphate insecticide used to control garden and household pests and to treat worm infections
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A., "Biodegradation of Dichlorovos (Organophosphate Pesticide) in Soil by Bacterial Isolates," Journal of Natural Sciences Research, 2013; 3(8): 12-16.
A method was developed for trichlorfon residue as dichlorovos analysis by GC-uECD.
Seasonal fluctuation of male adults of Zeugodacus tau (Walker) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in tomato was studied by installing 3 modified clear traps, made from plastic bottles, that were baited with 0.5 mL Cue-lure and the insecticide dichlorovos 76% EC (Nuvan[R]).
In a study of 6 farm homes in Washington State, none of the commonly used organophosphate pesticides analyzed (azinphosmethyl, chlorpyrifos, diazinon, dichlorovos, or phosmet) were detected in drinking water (Lu et al.
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Delayed neurotoxicity after an episode of poisoning with dichlorovos. Neurology India 1985;33:247-53.