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carbaryl

(kär`bärəl): see insecticidesinsecticides,
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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carbaryl

[′kär·bə‚ril]
(organic chemistry)
C12H11NO2 A colorless, crystalline compound with a melting point of 142°C; used as an insecticide for crops, forests, lawns, poultry, and pets.
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