Carbamate definition

kärbə-māt, kär-bămāt
A salt or an ester of carbamic acid, especially one used as an insecticide.
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A salt or ester of carbamic acid.
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A salt or ester containing the radical NH2 COO. Carbamates are often used as insecticides.
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(organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of carbamic acid.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carbamate
Plural:
carbamates

Origin of carbamate

  • carbam(ic acid) –ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition