dalapon

dalapon

[dal-uh-pon]
noun Chemistry.
a selective herbicide, C 3 H 4 Cl 2 O 2 , used to eradicate certain grass weeds in sugarcane and other crops.

Origin:
1950–55; probably d(i)-al(ph)a-(dichloropro)p(i)on(ic acid), an alternate chemical name; see di-1, alpha, chloro-, propionic

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