Definition of metrifonate in English:

metrifonate

(also metriphonate)

noun

Pharmacology
  • A chlorinated organophosphate compound that is a cholinesterase inhibitor, used as an agricultural insecticide, in the medical and veterinary treatment of various parasitic (especially helminthic) infections, and in the experimental treatment of certain forms of dementia; dimethyl (2,2,2-trichloro-1-hydroxyethyl) phosphonate, C₄H₈Cl₃O₄P.

Origin

1960s. From me- + tri- (in trichlor-) + -fonate.

Pronunciation

metrifonate

/mɪˈtrɪfəneɪt/