noun Chemistry.
a solid compound, C 2 H 6 ClO 3 P, used as a growth regulator to accelerate the ripening of tomatoes, citrus fruit, apples, and other crops.

1970–75; as shortening of the chemical name 2-chloroethanephosphonic acid; see chloro-, ethane, phospho-, -onic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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