postemergence

adjective

post·​emer·​gence ˌpōst-i-ˈmər-jən(t)s How to pronounce postemergence (audio)
: used or occurring in the stage between the emergence of a seedling and the maturity of a crop plant
postemergence herbicides
postemergence development

Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postemergence was in 1938

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“Postemergence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postemergence. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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