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phorate

[ fawr-eyt, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔr eɪt, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun Chemistry.

a systemic insecticide, C7H17O2PS3, used especially as a soil treatment for the control of numerous crop-damaging insects.

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Origin of phorate

First recorded in 1955–60; (phos)phor- + -ate2
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