acetochlor

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noun ace·to·chlor \ ə-ˈsē-tō-ˌklȯr \

Definition of acetochlor

:an herbicide C14H20ClNO2 that is typically applied before the emergence of crop seedlings aboveground and is used to control grasses and broad-leaved weeds
  • acetochlor, a herbicide commonly used by farmers to control weeds in corn.
  • —Mary Divine & Dennis LienSt. Paul (Minnesota) Pioneer Press26 Sept. 2007

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Origin and Etymology of acetochlor

aceto- + -chlor (as inalachlor)


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