Definition of organophosphate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌôrɡənəˈfäsfāt/


Any organic compound whose molecule contains one or more phosphate ester groups, especially a pesticide of this kind.
Example sentences
  • The Edinburgh-based Institute of Occupational Medicine has reported nerve damage among farm workers exposed to organophosphates.
  • Scientists from Manchester University studied an enzyme found in blood which is responsible for breaking down an organophosphate used in sheep dip.
  • At no time did Mr Stoker experience symptoms consistent with acute poisoning with organophosphates.

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Syllabification: or·ga·no·phos·phate

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