chlorpyrifos


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chlor·pyr·i·fos

 (klôr-pîr′ə-fŏs′, -pī′rə-)
n.
A toxic organophosphate compound, C9H11Cl3NO3PS, widely used as an insecticide in agriculture and on golf courses and wood products.

[chlor(o)- + pyri(dine) + alteration of phos(phate).]
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Noun1.chlorpyrifos - a common organophosphate insecticide
organophosphate - an insecticide that interferes with an insect's nervous system
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Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate pesticide that is characterized as a strong toxin.
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