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metrifonate

[ mi-trif-uh-neyt ]
/ mɪˈtrɪf əˌneɪt /
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noun Pharmacology.

an organophosphorus compound, C4H8Cl3O4P, used as an insecticide and anthelmintic.

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Also called trichlorfon.

Origin of metrifonate

Apparently contraction of the chemical name
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