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Meaning of methoprene

meth•o•prene

Pronunciation: (meth'u-prēn"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a synthetic insect juvenile hormone, CHO, used as a biological pesticide primarily on mosquito and fly larvae to prevent maturing to the adult state.
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