picloram

noun
pi·​clo·​ram | \ ˈpi-klə-ˌram How to pronounce picloram (audio) , ˈpī- How to pronounce picloram (audio) \

Definition of picloram

: a systemic herbicide C6H3Cl3N2O2 that is persistent in the soil

First Known Use of picloram

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for picloram

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

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The first known use of picloram was in 1965

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“Picloram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picloram. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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picloram

noun
pi·​clo·​ram | \ ˈpik-lə-ˌram How to pronounce picloram (audio) , ˈpīk- How to pronounce picloram (audio) \

Medical Definition of picloram

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

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