Carbaryl meaning

kärbə-rĭl
A carbamate, C12 H11 NO2 , used as a general-purpose insecticide.
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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.
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(chemistry) A white crystalline solid of the carbamate family, a cholinesterase inhibitor used chiefly as an insecticide.
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Origin of carbaryl

  • carb(amate) ar(omatic) –yl

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