hexaethyl tetra-phosphate

hexaethyl tetraphosphate

[hek-suh-eth-uhl]
noun
a yellow, very poisonous liquid, (C 2 H 5 O) 6 P 4 O 7 , soluble in water, used as an insecticide.
Also called HETP.


Origin:
1945–50; hexa- + ethyl

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