Definition of atrazine
: a photosynthesis-inhibiting persistent herbicide C8H14ClN5 used especially to kill annual weeds and quack grass
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Some chemicals of concern include estrogens from birth control pills, the plasticizer bisphenol A, and the herbicide atrazine.
Chemicals such as atrazine, tetrachloroethylene, and ethylene dibromide are known to contaminate drinking water supplies.
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Origin and Etymology of atrazine
perhaps from amino + triazine
First Known Use: 1959See Words from the same year
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