organophosphorus

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adjective or·gan·o·phos·pho·rus \ ˌȯr-gə-nō-ˈfäs-f(ə-)rəs , ȯr-ˌga-nō- \
variants: or less commonly organophosphorous play \ˌȯr-gə-nō-fäs-ˈfȯr-əs, ȯr-ˌga-nō-\

Definition of organophosphorus

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

organophosphorus

noun

First Known Use of organophosphorus

1950


Medical Dictionary

organophosphorus

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adjective or·gan·o·phos·pho·rus \ -ˈfäs-f(ə-)rəs \
variants: also organophosphorous play \-fäs-ˈfōr-əs, -ˈfȯr-\

medical Definition of organophosphorus

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

organophosphorus

noun

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