glyphosate


glyph·o·sate

noun \ˈgli-fə-ˌsāt, ˈglī-\

Definition of GLYPHOSATE

:  a systemic organophosphate herbicide C3H8NO5P used to control herbaceous and woody weeds especially on croplands

Origin of GLYPHOSATE

perhaps from International Scientific Vocabulary glycine + phosph- + 1-ate
First Known Use: 1972

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