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metrifonate

[mi-trif-uh-neyt]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. an organophosphorus compound, C4H8Cl3O4P, used as an insecticide and anthelmintic.
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Origin of metrifonate

apparently contraction of the chemical name
Also called trichlorfon.
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