Definition of organophosphorus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɔːɡ(ə)nəʊˈfɒsf(ə)rəs/


[as modifier]
Denoting synthetic organic compounds containing phosphorus, especially pesticides and nerve gases of this kind.
Example sentences
  • 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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