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phorate

noun pho·rate \ˈfr-ˌāt\

Definition of PHORATE

:  a very toxic organophosphate systemic insecticide C7H17O2PS3

Origin of PHORATE

phosphorus + thioate salt of a thio acid
First Known Use: 1959

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