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organophosphorus-compounds

or·ga·no·phos·phate
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-guh-noh-fos-feyt, awr-gan-uh‐]
    • /-ˈfäs-f(ə-)rəs ˈkɑːm-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-guh-noh-fos-feyt, awr-gan-uh‐]
    • /-ˈfäs-f(ə-)rəs ˈkɑːm-/

Definition of organophosphorus-compounds word

  • noun organophosphorus-compounds Biochemistry. any of a variety of organic compounds that contain phosphorus and often have intense neurotoxic activity: originally developed as nerve gases, now widely used as insecticides and fire retardants. 1

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Origin of organophosphorus-compounds

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
First recorded in 1945-50; organo- + phosphate

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Parts of speech for Organophosphorus-compounds

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organophosphorus-compounds popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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