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organophosphate

[awr-guh-noh-fos-feyt, awr-gan-uh‐] /ˌɔr gə noʊˈfɒs feɪt, ɔrˌgæn ə‐/
noun
1.
Biochemistry. any of a variety of organic compounds that contain phosphorus and often have intense neurotoxic activity: originally developed as nerve gases, now widely used as insecticides and fire retardants.
Also called organophosphorus compounds
[awr-guh-noh-fos-fer-uh s, awr-gan-uh‐] /ˌɔr gə noʊˈfɒs fər əs, ɔrˌgæn ə‐/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; organo- + phosphate
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British Dictionary definitions for organophosphorus compounds

organophosphate

/ɔːˌɡænəʊˈfɒsfeɪt/
noun
1.
any of a group of organic compounds containing phosphate groups and used as a pesticide
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organophosphorus compounds in Medicine

organophosphate or·gan·o·phos·phate (ôr'gān'ə-fŏs'fāt)
n.
Any of several organic compounds containing phosphorus, some of which are used as fertilizers and pesticides.

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