sodium fluoroacetate

[ floo r-oh-as-i-teyt, flawr-oh-, flohr-oh- ]
/ ˌflʊər oʊˈæs ɪˌteɪt, ˌflɔr oʊ-, ˌfloʊr oʊ- /

noun Chemistry.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for sodium fluoroacetate

sodium fluoroacetate
/ (ˌflʊərəʊˈæsɪˌteɪt) /


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