Definition of Organophosphate

1. Noun. An insecticide that interferes with an insect's nervous system.

Specialized synonyms: Chlorpyrifos
Generic synonyms: Insect Powder, Insecticide



Definition of Organophosphate

1. Noun. (chemistry) any ester of phosphoric acid or its derivatives, especially one used as an insecticide or herbicide ¹

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Definition of Organophosphate

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Organophosphate

organoniobium
organonitrogen
organonitrogens
organonomy
organons
organonymy
organoosmium
organooxygen
organopalladium
organopathy
organoperoxy
organoperoxys
organopexy
organophilic
organophilicity
organophosphate (current term)
organophosphate nerve agent
organophosphates
organophosphine
organophosphines
organophosphorous
organophosphorus
organophosphorus compounds
organophyly
organoplastic
organoplatinum
organoplatinum compounds
organoplutonium
organopolonium
organopotassium

Literary usage of Organophosphate

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1. The Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome edited by Christopher Shays (1999)
"I study the toxic mechanisms of organophosphate pesticides and my research ... I am, however, well versed in the area of organophosphate toxicology and the ..."

2. Children's Environmental Health Research: Indoor Mold and Children's Health edited by Allen Dearry, Gwen Collman (2000)
"There is substantial toxicologie evidence that repeated low-level exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides may affect neurodevelopment and growth in ..."

3. Recognition & Management of Pesticide Poisoning by Donald P. Morgan (1989)
"Repeated absorption of organophosphate at significant dosage, ... Some recently reported cases of organophosphate poisoning, mostly from suicidal ingestion ..."

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