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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).]


(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]


(ˌmæl əˈθaɪ ɒn, -ən)
an organic phosphate insecticide, C10H19O6S2P, of relatively low toxicity for mammals.
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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


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Malathion is an organophosphate insecticide with contact toxicity to a wide range of insects.
In this study, it is aimed to investigate the effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) on bioelement levels of plasma, brain, kidney and liver tissues against malathion toxication in rats.
Objective: characterization and model colorimetry of Malathion at different solutions, developed experimentally, in a preliminary study of color spectroscopy.
To control pests and diseases that could affect crop quality of various foods, it is used globally pesticides such as Malathion.
To kill male fruit fly, farmers should prepare the pheromone trap by keeping a plywood block measuring 5cmx5cmx1cm in a solution of ten parts of Methyl Eugenol and one part of Malathion for 24-48 hours.
The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of an organophosphorous pesticide malathion on histo-architecture of liver and kidney of common carp exposed to two sub-lethal concentrations (1.
Los insecticidas organofosforados (OP), entre los cuales se encuentra el malathion, son esteres del acido fosforico con propiedades electrofilicas y capacidad fosforilante de esterasas (Karunaratne y Hemingway, 2001).
Malathion is an organophosphate pesticide, and, according to a 2010 report in The Journal of the American Medical Association, children exposed to such pesticides "are at greater risk of developing attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder (ADHD).
Summary: The degradation of malathion was investigated under various conditions, including ultrasound (US) irradiation, ultraviolet (UV) irradiation, and the combination of US/UV, UV/ZnO, UV/H2O2, and US/UV/ZnO/H2O2.
Currently, 12 insecticides are recommended by WHO for IRS to control mosquito vectors (3), while in India, DDT (organochlorine), malathion (organophosphate) and deltamethrin, cyfluthrin, alpha-cypermethrin and lambdacyhalothrin (pyrethroids) are in use in the vector control programme.