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Vocabulary Term Details

Insecticides

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insecticides)

An insecticide is a chemical used against insects. They include ovicides and larvicides used against the eggs and larvae of insects, respectively. Insecticides are used in agriculture, medicine, industry, and general home use. The use of insecticides is believed to be one of the major factors behind the increase in agricultural productivity in the 20th century. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Pesticides
N/ADDT
Organic halogen compounds
Organosulphur compounds

This term is used for the following terms: 
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Approved Date
17-Dec-2013

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