organophosphorus
also organophosphorous adjective Date: 1950 of, relating to, or being a phosphorus-containing organic compound and especially a pesticide (as malathion) that acts by inhibiting cholinesterase • organophosphorus noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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