acephate

[ as-uh-feyt ]
/ ˈæs əˌfeɪt /

noun Chemistry.

a white solid compound, C4H10NO3PS, used as an insecticide against a wide range of plant pests, including aphids, budworms, and tent caterpillars.

Nearby words

  1. acephalorrhachia,
  2. acephalostomia,
  3. acephalothoracia,
  4. acephalous,
  5. acephaly,
  6. acequia,
  7. acer,
  8. aceramic,
  9. acerate,
  10. acerb

Origin of acephate


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