glyphosate

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noun glyph·o·sate \ˈgli-fə-ˌsāt, ˈglī-\

Definition of glyphosate

  1. :  a systemic organophosphate herbicide C3H8NO5P used to control herbaceous and woody weeds especially on croplands

Origin and Etymology of glyphosate

perhaps from International Scientific Vocabulary glycine + phosph- + 1-ate


First Known Use: 1972


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