diethyltoluamide


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diethyltoluamide:

see DEETDEET
or N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide,
C12H17ON, nearly odorless, colorless to clear yellow oily liquid that boils at 111°C;. DEET was developed by the U.S.
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diethyltoluamide

[‚dī¦eth·əl‚täl·yü′a‚mīd]
(organic chemistry)
C12H17ON A liquid whose color ranges from off-white to light yellow; used as an insect repellent for people and clothing. Also known as DEET; DET; N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide.
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Gerberding's message focused primarily on prevention: Long-sleeved clothing and use of the repellant diethyltoluamide (DEET) can help to "fight the bite" of infected mosquitoes.
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