simazine

noun

si·​ma·​zine ˈsī-mə-ˌzēn How to pronounce simazine (audio)
: a selective herbicide C7H12N5Cl used to control weeds especially among crop plants

Word History

Etymology

sim- (probably alteration of sym- symmetrical, prefix used in names of organic compounds) + triazine

First Known Use

circa 1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of simazine was circa 1957

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Cite this Entry

“Simazine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simazine. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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