A carbamate, C12 H11 NO2 , used as a general-purpose insecticide.
A white, crystalline, neurotoxic carbamate, C12H11NO2, used as an insecticide, as Sevin, that is highly toxic when first applied but that breaks down quickly and becomes harmless.
Origin of carbaryl
- carb(amate) ar(omatic) –yl
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition