phorate

noun
pho·rate | \ ˈfȯr-ˌāt \

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. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Study links mosquito spray to delayed motor skills in babies," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of phorate

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phorate

phosphorus + thioate salt of a thio acid

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The first known use of phorate was in 1959

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