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organophosphate

 [or″gah-no-fos´fāt]
an organic ester of a phosphate such as phosphoric acid with an organic compound such as glucose or sorbitol; see also organophosphorus. adj., adj organophos´phorous.

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

organophosphate

(ôr′gə-nō-fŏs′fāt, ôr-găn′ə-)
n.
Any of several organic compounds containing phosphate, some of which are used as fertilizers and pesticides.

or′gan·o·phos′phate adj.

organophosphate

any of a class of anticholinesterase chemicals used in certain pesticides and war gases. Organophosphates act by causing irreversible inhibition of cholinesterase.

organophosphate

a phosphate with insecticidal properties. Organophosphates are probably the most commonly used group of insecticides.

organophosphate

term commonly used to describe organophosphorus compounds.
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