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

  • n. A crystalline organophosphorus compound, C8H20O7P2, that inhibits the action of acetylcholinesterase and is used as an insecticide and in medicine as a stimulant of the parasympathetic nervous system.

Etymologies

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

t(etra)- + e(thyl) + p(yro)- + p(hosphate).

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