diuron

noun

di·​u·​ron ˈdī-yə-ˌrän How to pronounce diuron (audio)
: a persistent herbicide C9H10Cl2N2O used especially to control annual weeds

Word History

Etymology

dichlor- + urea + -on (as in parathion)

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diuron was in 1957

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Cite this Entry

“Diuron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diuron. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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