Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A nonpersistent organophosphorous pesticide, C4H7O4Cl2P, of low toxicity to humans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A highly volatile organophosphate, 2,2-dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate (DDVP), widely used as a fumigant to control household pests and to protect stored product from insects.

Etymologies

di-1 + chlor(o)- + v(inyl) + (ph)os(phate).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
dichloro- (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ā· Against moths, the organophosphate dichlorvos (DDVP) gives good control.

    8. Pest control using insecticides

  • It was also suggested that if diflubenzuron is to be used as a prophylactic treatment to prevent population increase in lightly-infested commodities, this level of control would be adequate, but if immediate adult control were required, a co-application of diflubenzuron with low doses of dichlorvos or methacrifos would be needed.

    Chapter 7

  • This method is particularly cost-effective when use is made of insecticides such as dichlorvos.

    Chapter 5

  • In last three years, dichlorvos industry in China has been witnessing some changes: capacity of dichlorvos production reached the top 105,000t/a in 2008 and decreased to 95,000t/a in 2010; consumption structure of dichlorvos for agricultural use is changing; Dipterex route of dichlorvos production will be suspended in the coming five years.

  • Till now, dichlorvos has become a large organophosphorus insecticide worldwide in both volume and value.

  • First developed in 1961, dichlorvos has been widely applied for over 50 years across the world.

  • Historical market analysis: a full market study provides comprehensive understanding about Chinese dichlorvos situation in the past three years.

  • Production of dichlorvos in China and key manufacturers;

  • Supply of dichlorvos technical and formulations, 2008-2010;

  • Trend and influencing factors of dichlorvos industry.

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