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acephate

[ as-uh-feyt ]
/ ˈæs əˌfeɪt /
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noun Chemistry.
a white solid compound, C4H10NO3PS, used as an insecticide against a wide range of plant pests, including aphids, budworms, and tent caterpillars.
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