- triorthocresyl phosphate
- A triaryl phosphate; produces a delayed neurotoxicity. An infamous incident occurred when it appeared as an adulterant in Jamaica ginger and was responsible for thousands of cases of paralysis during the Prohibition era.
* * *tri·or·tho·cre·syl phosphate .trī-.ȯr-thō-.kres-əl-, -.krēs- n a usu. colorless, odorless, tasteless neurotoxic organophosphate C21H21O4P that sometimes is the cause of poisoning of workers handling it in industry
* * *tri·or·tho·cres·yl phos·phate (tri-or″tho-kresґəl) tri-o-tolyl phosphate.
Medical dictionary. 2011.