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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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Dada la potencialidad toxica del malathion sobre distintos sistemas biologicos, en este trabajo se analizan los efectos de una dosis unica de malathion a una concentracion de 1/12 [DL.sub.50] a diferentes dias post-administracion, sobre la organizacion histologica (celularidad del epitelio seminifero) y la proliferacion celular (inmunocitoquimica de BrdU) de testiculo de raton adulto de la cepa CF1.
The IARC experts also judged another widely used pesticide, malathion, to be "probably carcinogenic to humans." 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)." Malathion was sprayed over residential areas in California in the 1980s to combat Medfly outbreaks and many cities have used it to control West Nile virus carried by mosquitoes.
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.
Therefore, current investigation proposes the development and validation of a simple and economical GC-FPD method for the simultaneous determination of diazinon, ethion, malathion, methyl parathion and methyl pirimiphos (Figure 1) in bean samples from the southern region of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Label instructions for malathion, a workhorse organophosphate insecticide, warn: "This pesticide is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops or weeds.
trichlorfon malathion (Organophosphates) bifenthrin lambda-cyhalothrin (Pyrethorids) methomyl (Carbamate) and spinosad (Microbial) was assessed by topical assay under laboratory conditions.
The company in December said that some of its frozen food products were tainted with malathion.
OP (malathion) (chemical name: S-1,2-bis(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate, molecular structure: [C.sub.10][H.sub.19][O.sub.6]P[S.sub.2], molecular mass: 330.36 g [mol.sup.-1]) was obtained from G.L.
ABSTRACT Malathion is an organophosphate pesticide that is sprayed agriculturally and for public health threats such as malaria and West Nile virus.