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atrazine

[a-truh-zeen] /ˈæ trəˌzin/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a white crystalline compound, C 8 H 14 N 5 Cl, used as an herbicide to control weeds, especially in corn crops.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; a(mino-) + tr(i)azine
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  • However, exposure to atrazine may occur at farms where it has been sprayed.
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atrazine

/ˈætrəziːn/
noun
1.
a white crystalline compound widely used as a weedkiller. Formula: C8H14N5Cl
Word Origin
C20: from a(mino) tr(i)azine
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