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trichlorfon

[trahy-klawr-fon, -klohr-] /traɪˈklɔr fɒn, -ˈkloʊr-/
noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; trichlor(o)- (see tri-, chloro-) + (phos)phon(ic acid) (see phosph-, -onic), components of the chemical name, respelled as -fon
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  • trichlorfon is used for sub surface or thatch dwelling insects such as white grubs.

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