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Definition of "organophosphate" []

  • Any of several organic compounds containing phosphorus, some of which are used as fertilizers and pesticides. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "organophosphate" in a sentence
  • "Additionally, there is evidence suggesting that environmental toxins such as organophosphate pesticides possibly contribute to "clinically significant levels of anxiety and depression.""
  • "Two of the most commonly used organophosphate pesticides, including one measured in the Columbia study, are no longer used in homes."
  • "Lanphear says earlier studies have linked the specific type of bug killer included in these studies, organophosphate pesticides, with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD."