Some evidence suggests that the compound, technically N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, hits a specific cellular baseball mitt, an odor receiver that catches repellent scents, triggering a "get-the-heck-out-of-here" signal.
What does DEET stand for?
DEET stands for N,N-Diethyl-meta-Toluamide (insect repellent)
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We have 4 other meanings of DEET in our Acronym Attic
- Diplôme Européen d'Études Supérieures en Immobilier (French: European Diploma of Advanced Studies in Real Estate)
- Diplôme Européen d'Etudes Supérieures en Marketing (French: European Advanced Diploma in Marketing)
- Diplôme Européen d'Etudes Supérieures en Marketing (French: European Advanced Diploma in International Marketing)
- Diplôme Européen d'Etudes Supérieures en Management du Tourisme (French: European Diploma of Advanced Studies in Management of Tourism)
- Diplôme Européen d'Etudes Supérieures du Tourisme et de l'Hôtellerie (French: European Diploma of Advanced Studies of Tourism and the Hotel Industry)
- Diplôme Européen d'Etudes Supérieures de Webmaster (French: European Diploma of Advanced Webmaster Studies)
- Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education and Training (Australia)
- Department of Education, Employment and Training (Northern Territory, Australia)
- Diplôme Européen d'Etudes Technologiques (French: Technical European Diploma)
- Distance Education Entrance Test (Anna University; India)
- Dynamic Energy Efficiency and Temperature Management (computing framework)
- Diplôme d’Etat d’Educateur Technique Spécialisé (French: State Diploma of Technical Education Specialist; professional certification)
- Department of Education Employment Training and Youth Affairs (Australia)
- Data Entry Electronics Unit
- Detailed Europe Evaluation
- Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (Australia)
- Danmarks Elektroniske Forskningsbibliotek
- Dark Elf (Everquest)
- Data Exchange Format
- Decayed, Extracted, and Filled Tooth
Samples in periodicals archive:
The mums did not state what type of repellent they used but their most common active ingredient is N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide - otherwise known as DEET.
If they do not, look at the ingredient list for N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide or, sometimes, N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide.