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

  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


Medical Dictionary

organophosphorus

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

organophosphorous

\-fäs-ˈfōr-əs, -ˈfȯr-\play

Medical Definition of organophosphorus

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

organophosphorus

noun

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