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or•ga•no•phos•phate



Pronunciation: (ôr"gu-nō-fos'fāt, ôr-gan"u-), [key]
n.
Biochem.any of a variety of organic compounds that contain phosphorus and often have intense neurotoxic activity: originally developed as nerve gases, now widely used as insecticides and fire retardants. Also called or•ga•no•phos'pho•rus com'pounds Pronunciation: (ôr"gu-nō-fos'fur-us, ôr-gan"u-). [key]

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