paraquat

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noun para·quat \ˈper-ə-ˌkwät, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of paraquat

  1. :  a highly toxic contact herbicide containing a salt of a cation [C12H14N2]2+

Origin and Etymology of paraquat

para- + quaternary


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paraquat

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noun para·quat \ˈpar-ə-ˌkwät\

Medical Definition of paraquat

  1. :  an herbicide containing a salt of a cation [C12H14N2]2+ that is used especially as a weed killer and that is extremely toxic to the liver, kidneys, and lungs if ingested


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