hexaethyl tetraphosphate

hexaethyl tetraphosphate
\\|heksə+...-\ noun
Etymology: hexa- + ethyl
: an insecticide (C2H5)6P4O13 obtained synthetically usually as a yellow liquid mixture containing tetraethyl pyrophosphate — called also HETP

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/hek'seuh eth"euhl/
a yellow, very poisonous liquid, (C2H5O)6P4O7, soluble in water, used as an insecticide. Also called HETP
[1945-50; HEXA- + ETHYL]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hexaethyl tetraphosphate — /hek seuh eth euhl/ a yellow, very poisonous liquid, (C2H5O)6P4O7, soluble in water, used as an insecticide. Also called HETP [1945 50; HEXA + ETHYL] * * * …   Universalium

  • hexaethyl tetraphosphate — hexa·eth·yl tet·ra·phos·phate .eth əl .te trə fäs .fāt n HETP …   Medical dictionary

  • tetraphosphate — see HEXAETHYL TETRAPHOSPHATE …   Medical dictionary

  • HETP — ˌāˌchēˌtēˈpē abbreviation or noun ( s) hexaethyl tetraphosphate * * * Chem. See hexaethyl tetraphosphate …   Useful english dictionary

  • HETP — Chem. See hexaethyl tetraphosphate. * * * …   Universalium

  • tetraethyl pyrophosphate — noun : a mobile hygroscopic corrosive liquid ester (C2H5)4P2O7 that is a powerful anticholinesterase and is used as an insecticide and parasympathomimetic agent abbr. TEPP; compare hexaethyl tetraphosphate * * * Chem. a colorless to amber,… …   Useful english dictionary

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