any ester of phosphoric acid or its derivatives, especially one used as an insecticide or herbicide

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  • organophosphate — [ôr΄gə nō fäs′fāt΄; ôr gan΄ōfäs′fāt΄] n. [ ORGANO + PHOSPHATE] any organic compound containing phosphorus, specif. one used as an insecticide, as malathion …   English World dictionary

  • Organophosphate — General chemical structure of an organophosphate An organophosphate (sometimes abbreviated OP) is the general name for esters of phosphoric acid. Phosphates are probably the most pervasive organophosphorus compounds. Many of the most important… …   Wikipedia

  • organophosphate — UK [ɔː(r)ˌɡænəʊˈfɒsˌfeɪt] / US [ɔrˌɡænoʊˈfɑsˌfeɪt] noun [countable] Word forms organophosphate : singular organophosphate plural organophosphates a substance containing phosphorus that is used as a pesticide. Some organophosphates are poisonous …   English dictionary

  • organophosphate — noun Date: 1949 an organophosphorus compound (as a pesticide) • organophosphate adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Organophosphate — Phosphorsäureester (auch: Alkylphosphate) sind Ester der ortho Phosphorsäure, die formal oder tatsächlich durch die Reaktion der Säure und Alkoholen unter Abspaltung von Wasser entstehen. Sie können als organische Phosphate/Organophosphate… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • organophosphate — or·gan·o·phos·phate ȯr .gan ə fäs .fāt n an organophosphorus compound organophosphate adj * * * or·ga·no·phos·phate (or″gə no fosґfāt) phosphate esterified to organic compounds such as glucose or sorbitol; see organophosphorus …   Medical dictionary

  • Organophosphate poisoning — Classification and external resources Phosphoric acid ICD 10 T …   Wikipedia

  • Organophosphate-induced delayed neuropathy — (OPIDN), also called organophosphate induced delayed polyneuropathy (OPIDP), is a neuropathy caused by killing of neurons in the central nervous system, especially in the spinal cord, as a result of acute or chronic organophosphate poisoning. A… …   Wikipedia

  • organophosphate nerve agent — noun any of a series of nerve agents containing organophosphate compounds first synthesized by German chemists in 1936; in World War II the Germans tested them in concentration camps but not on the battlefield; Iraq is alleged to have used them… …   Useful english dictionary

  • organophosphate — /awr geuh noh fos fayt, awr gan euh /, 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 …   Universalium

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