phorate

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noun pho·rate \ˈfȯr-ˌāt\

Definition of phorate

  1. :  a very toxic organophosphate systemic insecticide C7H17O2PS3

Origin and Etymology of phorate

phosphorus + thioate salt of a thio acid


First Known Use: 1959


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