Agent Orange

noun

Definition of Agent Orange

: an herbicide widely used as a defoliant in the Vietnam War that is composed of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T and contains dioxin as a contaminant

Origin and Etymology of agent orange

so called from the identifying color stripe on its container


Medical Dictionary

Agent Orange

noun \ -ˈär-inj, -ˈär(-ə)nj, -ˈȯr-inj, -ˈȯr(-ə)nj \

medical Definition of Agent Orange

: an herbicide widely used as a defoliant in the Vietnam War that is composed of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T and contains dioxin as a contaminant

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