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herbicide

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noun her·bi·cide \ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌsīd\

Simple Definition of herbicide

  • : a chemical used to destroy plants or stop plant growth

Full Definition of herbicide

  1. :  an agent used to destroy or inhibit plant growth

her·bi·cid·al play \ˌ(h)ər-bə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective
her·bi·cid·al·ly play \-dəl-ē\ adverb

Origin of herbicide

Latin herba + International Scientific Vocabulary -cide


First Known Use: 1899


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herbicide

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noun her·bi·cide \ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of herbicide

  1. :  an agent used to destroy or inhibit plant growth

  2. her·bi·cid·al \ˌ(h)ər-bə-ˈsīd-əl\play play adjective
    her·bi·cid·al·ly \-əl-ē\play play adverb




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