picloram

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noun pi·clo·ram \ˈpi-klə-ˌram, ˈpī-\

Definition of picloram

  1. :  a systemic herbicide C6H3Cl3N2O2 that is persistent in the soil

Origin and Etymology of picloram

picolinic acid (acid obtained by oxidation of picoline) + chlor- + amine


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picloram

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noun pi·clo·ram \ˈpik-lə-ˌram, ˈpīk-\

Medical Definition of picloram

  1. :  a systemic herbicide C6H3Cl3N2O2 that breaks down very slowly in the soil


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