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sodium fluoroacetate

[floo r-oh-as-i-teyt, flawr-oh-, flohr-oh-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, amorphous, water-soluble, poisonous powder, C2H2FO2Na, used as a rodenticide.
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Origin of sodium fluoroacetate

First recorded in 1940–45; fluoro- + acetate
Also called 1080.
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British Dictionary definitions for sodium fluoroacetate

sodium fluoroacetate

noun
  1. a white crystalline odourless poisonous compound, used as a rodenticide. Formula: (CH 2 FCOO)Na
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