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Definition of "organophosphorus" [organophosphorus]

  • An organophosphate. (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 "organophosphorus" in a sentence
  • "Nerve agents belong to a class of compounds known as organophosphorus OP agents."
  • "Karalliedde, “Neurotoxic effects of organophosphorus insecticides,” New England Journal of Medicine, March 26, 1987, pp."
  • "Several chemicals including inorganic salts and organophosphorus compounds can cause a loss of sensory functions."