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triorthocresyl phosphate

Pronunciation: tri'orth-o-kres'il fos'fat

Definition: A triaryl phosphate; produces a delayed neurotoxicity. An infamous incident occurred when it appeared in an extract of Jamaica ginger and was responsible for thousands of cases of paralysis during the Prohibition era.

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