atrazine

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noun at·ra·zine \ˈa-trə-ˌzēn\

Definition of atrazine

  1. :  a photosynthesis-inhibiting persistent herbicide C8H14ClN5 used especially to kill annual weeds and quack grass

Origin and Etymology of atrazine

perhaps from amino + triazine


First Known Use: 1959


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