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organophosphorus

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adjective or·gan·o·phos·pho·rus \-ˈfäs-f(ə-)rəs\

Definition of organophosphorus

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a phosphorus-containing organic compound and especially a pesticide (as malathion) that acts by inhibiting cholinesterase

organophosphorus noun


1950

First Known Use of organophosphorus

1950

Variants of organophosphorus

also organophosphorous play \-fäs-ˈfȯr-əs\

Medical Dictionary

organophosphorus

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adjective or·gan·o·phos·pho·rus \-ˈfäs-f(ə-)rəs\

Medical Definition of organophosphorus

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a phosphorus-containing organic pesticide (as malathion) that acts by inhibiting cholinesterase

organophosphorus noun


Variants of organophosphorus

also organophosphorous \-fäs-ˈfōr-əs, -ˈfȯr-\play

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "organophosphorus"


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