Definition of glyphosate
: a systemic organophosphate herbicide C3H8NO5P used to control herbaceous and woody weeds especially on croplands
Recent Examples of glyphosate from the Web
The California Office of Environmental Health and Hazard Assessment announced Monday (June 26) that glyphosate would be included to the list effective July 7, the news service reports.
Scott Partridge, Monsanto's vice president of global strategy, said in a statement that glyphosate does not cause cancer and there's no need to list it as harmful in California.
Monsanto has not calculated the cost of any re-labeling effort and does not break out glyphosate sales data by state, Partridge said.
Officials announced that starting July 7 the weed killer’s main ingredient, glyphosate, will appear on a list California keeps of potentially cancerous chemicals.
Roundup is a weed-control chemical developed by Monsanto, and the product contains glyphosate as an active ingredient.
The use of Roundup and glyphosate — and their potential human and environmental risks — have been debated in recent years.
Preparing to plant Apply a glyphosate-only herbicide to kill all existing weeds and grasses to get ready for planting.
The active ingredient glyphosate is the best option and usually easy to find.
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Origin and Etymology of glyphosate
perhaps from International Scientific Vocabulary glycine + phosph- + 1-ate
First Known Use: 1972See Words from the same year
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