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A toxic liquid, C7H17O2PS3, used as an insecticide especially in soil treatment.

[(phos)phor(us) + (dithio)ate (di- + thio- + -ate).]


(Agriculture) agriculture a highly poisonous type of pesticide used to control insects and mites


(ˈfɔr eɪt, ˈfoʊr-)

a systemic insecticide, C7H17O2PS3, used esp. as a soil treatment.
[1955–60; probably by shortening of the name of one of its chemical components, (phos)phor(odithio)ate]
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d]) of these chemicals followed the order: terbufos > phorate > 2,4-D > atrazine > metsulfuron methyl.
Phorate, an organophosphorus insecticide, was used around a South Dakota wetland at only three-quarters of the recommended dose yet persisted through the winter despite assurances from the U.