an oily, liquid neurotoxin, CHNO, used in insect and tick repellents
sometimes written deet
Origin of DEETfrom diethyltoluamide, chemical name
A colorless, oily liquid, C12H17NO, that is used as an insect repellent.
Origin of deetFrom d.t. abbr. of diethyl toluamide
From d t, the initials of diethyl and toluamide in the name of the chemical.