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herbicide

herbicide

noun her·bi·cide \ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌsīd\

: a chemical used to destroy plants or stop plant growth

Full Definition of HERBICIDE

:  an agent used to destroy or inhibit plant growth
her·bi·cid·al \ˌ(h)ər-bə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective
her·bi·cid·al·ly \-dəl-ē\ adverb

Origin of HERBICIDE

Latin herba + International Scientific Vocabulary -cide
First Known Use: 1899

herbicide

noun her·bi·cide \ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌsīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HERBICIDE

:  an agent used to destroy or inhibit plant growth
her·bi·cid·al \ˌ(h)ər-bə-ˈsīd-əl\ adjective
her·bi·cid·al·ly \-əl-ē\ adverb

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