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[fawr-eyt, fohr-] /ˈfɔr eɪt, ˈfoʊr-/

noun, Chemistry.
a systemic insecticide, C 7 H 1 7 O 2 PS 3 , used especially as a soil treatment for the control of numerous crop-damaging insects.


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