organophosphorus


or·gan·o·phos·pho·rus

adjective \-ˈfäs-f(ə-)rəs\

Definition of ORGANOPHOSPHORUS

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

Variants of ORGANOPHOSPHORUS

or·gan·o·phos·pho·rus also or·gan·o·phos·pho·rous \-fäs-ˈfr-əs\

First Known Use of ORGANOPHOSPHORUS

1950

or·gan·o·phos·pho·rus

adjective \-ˈfäs-f(ə-)rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ORGANOPHOSPHORUS

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

Variants of ORGANOPHOSPHORUS

or·gan·o·phos·pho·rus also or·gan·o·phos·pho·rous \-fäs-ˈfōr-əs, -ˈfr-\

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