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[as-uh-feyt] /ˈæs əˌfeɪt/
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.
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  • Specimen trees that are worth protecting despite a high cost can be treated with an acephate implant.

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