postemergence

adjective
post·emer·gence | \ˌpōst-i-ˈmər-jən(t)s \

Definition of postemergence 

: used or occurring in the stage between the emergence of a seedling and the maturity of a crop plant postemergence herbicides postemergence development

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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