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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A crystalline organophosphorus compound, C6H12N3OP, used as an insect sterilant and in the treatment of certain forms of cancer.

Etymologies

t(ri)- + e(thylene) + p(hosphorus) + a(mide).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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