2,4,5-T

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\ ˌtü-ˌfȯr-ˌfīv-ˈtē How to pronounce 2,4,5-T (audio) \

Definition of 2,4,5-T

: an irritant crystalline compound C8H5Cl3O3 used especially formerly chiefly as an herbicide and defoliant

First Known Use of 2,4,5-T

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 2,4,5-T

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“2,4,5-T.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/2%2C4%2C5-T. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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2,4,5-T

noun
\ -ˌfīv-ˈtē How to pronounce 2,4,5-T (audio) \

Medical Definition of 2,4,5-T

: an irritant compound C8H5Cl3O3 used especially formerly as an herbicide and defoliant

called also trichlorophenoxyacetic acid

— see agent orange

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