Malathion

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Malathion

(măl'əthī`ŏn): see insecticideinsecticides,
chemical, biological, or other agents used to destroy insect pests; the term commonly refers to chemical agents only. Chemical Insecticides

The modern history of chemical insecticides in the United States dates from 1867, when Paris green proved
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malathion

[‚mal·ə′thī‚än]
(organic chemistry)
C10H19O6PS2 A yellow liquid, slightly soluble in water; malathion is the generic name for S-1,2-bis(ethoxycarbonyl)ethyl O, O-dimethylphosphorodithioate; used as an insecticide.