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hexaethyl tetraphosphate

[ hek-suh-eth-uhl ]
/ ˌhɛk səˈɛθ əl /
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noun
a yellow, very poisonous liquid, (C2H5O)6P4O7, soluble in water, used as an insecticide.
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Also called HETP

Origin of hexaethyl tetraphosphate

First recorded in 1945–50; hexa- + ethyl

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