organophosphate







organophosphate


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.

noun

  1. any of a group of organic compounds containing phosphate groups and used as a pesticide

n.

  1. Any of several organic compounds containing phosphorus, some of which are used as fertilizers and pesticides.

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