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acephate

[as-uh-feyt] /ˈæs əˌfeɪt/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a white solid compound, C 4 H 10 NO 3 PS, used as an insecticide against a wide range of plant pests, including aphids, budworms, and tent caterpillars.
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