Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.


mixture of calcium polysulfides formed by reacting (e.g., by boiling) calcium hydroxide (slaked lime) with sulfur. It is used as an insecticide and fungicide.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
5) Fish-Fertil Derivatives from Fish Industries and Indure[R] crustaceans shells Commerce of (nitrogen 1.3%, Fertilizers Ltd phosphorus 3.0% and total organic carbon 8.0%) 6) Na silicate Sodium silicate 2% * dissolved in [H.sub.2]O 7) Borda-Ferti Copper 7% + Calcium Planalquimica of pH7[R] 3.3% Brazil Chemical Industry Ltd 8) Lime-sulfur sulfur 20% + * mixture quicklime 10% (Polito, 2000) 9) Lorsban 480 chlorpyrifos Dow AgroSciences CE[R] 480g.[l.sup.-1] Industrial Ltd 10) Control Distilled [H.sub.2]O -- Product Dosage a.i.
ABBOT, C.E., 1945.--The toxic gases of lime-sulfur. Journal Economic Entomology, 38 (5): 618-620.