Definition of organophosphorus in English:


Syllabification: or·ga·no·phos·pho·rus
Pronunciation: /ˌôrgənəˈfäsf(ə)rəs, ôrˌganōˈ-


[as modifier]
  • Denoting synthetic organic compounds containing phosphorus, especially pesticides and nerve gases of this kind.
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    • Most of them belong to the carbamate, nicotinoid and organophosphorus families.
    • Curare, botulinum toxin, and organophosphorus insecticides each interfere with neural transmission.
    • There is no evidence of which I am aware to associate exposure to organophosphorus compounds, including nerve agents, with asthma.

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