TEPP

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noun \ ˌtē-(ˌ)ē-(ˌ)pē-ˈpē \

Definition of TEPP

:a hygroscopic corrosive liquid organophosphate C8H20O7P2 that is a powerful anticholinesterase and is used especially as an insecticide

Origin and Etymology of tepp

tetra- + ethyl + pyrophosphate


Medical Dictionary

TEPP

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noun \ ˌtē-ˌē-ˌpē-ˈpē \

medical Definition of TEPP

:a mobile hygroscopic corrosive liquid organophosphate C8H20O7P2 that is a powerful anticholinesterase and is used as an insecticide and parasympathomimetic agent called also tetraethyl pyrophosphate

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