alachlor

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noun al·a·chlor \ˈa-lə-ˌklȯr\

Definition of alachlor

  1. :  an herbicide C14H20ClNO2 derived from aniline and used to control grasses and broadleaved weeds among crop plants

Origin and Etymology of alachlor

ala- (perhaps from rearranged letters of acetanilide) + chlor-


First Known Use: 1970


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