Definition of Phorate

1. Noun. (organic compound) An organophosphorus compound with chemical formula C8H4O3, used as a pesticide. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phorate

1. an insecticide [n -S] - See also: insecticide

Medical Definition of Phorate

1. A cholinesterase inhibitor that is used as an insecticide. Pharmacological action: cholinesterase inhibitor, insecticide, organothiophosphate. Chemical name: Phosphorodithioic acid, O,O-diethyl S-((ethylthio)methyl) ester (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Phorate

phonotactically
phonotactics
phonotaxis
phonotype
phonotypes
phonotypies
phonotypist
phonotypists
phonotypy
phons
phony
phonying
phoo
phooey
phor-
phorate (current term)
phorates
phorbin
phorbol
phorbol ester
phorbol esters
phorbols
phorboxazole
phoresies
phoresis
phoresy
phoretic
phoria
phorid
phorids

Literary usage of Phorate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dialogue on Risk Assessment of Transgenic Plants: Scientific, Technological edited by Johannes Wirz (1997)
"... reducing internal defects and increasing processor through-put; RB/Temik+Fulfill NewLeaf PLUS with no insecticide RB/phorate+Monitor % Leafroll 67.5 1.7 ..."

2. IPM and Biological Control of Plant Pests: Field Crops: Bibliography January by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Applications of phorate and disulfoton were equally effective in controlling infestations ... phorate reduced wheat seedling establishment in some trials, ..."

3. Pacific Northwest Agricultural Insect & Plant Disease Study Manual by Hugh W. Homan, Russell W. Clausen (1998)
"... contact and systemic insecticide - acaricide oxydemeton-methyl (Metasystox-R) systemic insecticide - acaricide, also contact action phorate (phorate, ..."

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