Definitions

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

  • n. A toxic liquid, C7H17O2PS3, used as an insecticide especially in soil treatment.

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  • n. An organophosphorus compound with chemical formula C8H4O3, used as a pesticide.

Etymologies

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

(phos)phor(us) + (dithio)ate (di-1 + thio- + -ate2).

Examples

  • The 96 hour LC50 of two synthetic molluscicides is higher (i.e. less effective): phorate is

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  • Ethoprop (Mocap) and phorate (Thimet) are under close scrutiny and may not be available much longer.

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  • Specifically, four herbicides (2,4,5-T; 2,4,5-TP; atrazine; or butylate) and three insecticides (diazinon, phorate, or carbofuran) were associated with reporting gestational diabetes.

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