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dichlorophenoxyacetic acid

[dahy-klawr-oh-fi-nok-see-uh-see-tik, -uh-set-ik, dahy-klohr-, dahy-klawr-oh-fi-nok-, dahy-klohr-] /daɪˈklɔr oʊ fɪˈnɒk si əˈsi tɪk, -əˈsɛt ɪk, daɪˈkloʊr-, daɪˌklɔr oʊ fɪˌnɒk-, daɪˌkloʊr-/
noun, Chemistry
a white to yellow, crystalline powder, C 8 H 6 O 3 Cl 2 , slightly soluble in water: used for killing weeds.
Also called 2, 4-D.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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