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Meaning of acephate

ac•e•phate

Pronunciation: (as'u-fāt"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white solid compound, CHNOPS, used as an insecticide against a wide range of plant pests, including aphids, budworms, and tent caterpillars.
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