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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A crystalline organophosphorus compound, C6H12N3OP, used as an insect sterilant and to treat certain forms of cancer.

Etymologies

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

[t(ri)– + e(thylene) + p(hosphorus) + a(mide).]

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