acephate

[as-uh-feyt]
noun Chemistry.
a white solid compound, C 4 H 10 NO 3 PS, used as an insecticide against a wide range of plant pests, including aphids, budworms, and tent caterpillars.

Origin:
ace(tyl) + ph(osphor-) + ate2

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