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organophosphate/or·ga·no·phos·phate/ (or″gah-no-fos´fāt) an organic ester of phosphoric or thiophosphoric acid; such compounds are powerful acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and are used as insecticides and nerve gases.organophos´phorous
Any of several organic compounds containing phosphate, some of which are used as fertilizers and pesticides.
any of a class of anticholinesterase chemicals used in certain pesticides and war gases. Organophosphates act by causing irreversible inhibition of cholinesterase.
organophosphatea phosphate with insecticidal properties. Organophosphates are probably the most commonly used group of insecticides.
term commonly used to describe organophosphorus compounds.