organophosphate

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From organo- +‎ phosphate.

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organophosphate (plural organophosphates)

  1. (chemistry) Any ester of phosphoric acid or its derivatives, especially one used as an insecticide or herbicide.
    • 2018, Ian Sample, The Guardian, 13 March:
      Like other nerve agents, they are organophosphate compounds, but the chemicals used to make novichoks, and their final structures, are considered classified in the UK, the US and other countries.

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