glyphosate

noun
glyph·​o·​sate | \ ˈgli-fə-ˌsāt How to pronounce glyphosate (audio) , ˈglī- \

Definition of glyphosate

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

Examples of glyphosate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization, found in 2015 that glyphosate was a probable cause of cancer in humans. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Nov. 2021 Don’t use glyphosate near water bodies, and use it only sparingly. BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2021 Bayer says that the chemical is safe and continues to sell Roundup with glyphosate. Matt Grossman, WSJ, 29 July 2021 Most of the corn used in the U.S. is sprayed with weed killers such as glyphosate and is genetically modified to survive those weed killers and to create bigger yields — controversial practices. Los Angeles Times, 13 Aug. 2021 The International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization, concluded in 2015 that glyphosate was a probable cause of cancer in humans. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Aug. 2021 The nation is preparing to shut its doors to GMO corn and ban glyphosate. Los Angeles Times, 13 Aug. 2021 The settlement would also establish an independent seven-member scientific panel that would issue findings on glyphosate and its impact on health. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 May 2021 Alaskan yardeners and gardeners don’t use Roundup or any other form of glyphosate. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of glyphosate

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glyphosate

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

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26 Nov 2021

Cite this Entry

“Glyphosate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glyphosate. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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