Definition of phorate
: a very toxic organophosphate systemic insecticide C7H17O2PS3
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Five of these chemicals -- naled, methamidophos, trichlorfon, chlorpyrifos and phorate -- showed up in at least 10% of the cord blood samples.
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Origin and Etymology of phorate
phosphorus + thioate salt of a thio acid
First Known Use: 1959See Words from the same year
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