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diquat

[dahy-kwot] /ˈdaɪ kwɒt/
noun
1.
a yellow crystalline substance, C 12 H 12 Br 2 N 2 , used as a selective postemergence herbicide to control weeds on noncrop land and for aquatic weed control.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; di-1 + quat(ernary)
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  • diquat concentrations in chambers without sediment remained constant.
  • diquat dibromide is registered for both terrestrial and aquatic uses.
  • diquat binds tightly to clay particles and is not effective in muddy water or on mud-coated weeds.

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