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diuron

[dahy-uh-ron] /ˈdaɪ əˌrɒn/
noun
1.
a white crystalline substance, C 9 H 10 Cl 2 N 2 O, used as a weed-killer.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; di(chlorophenyl) + (dimethyl)ur(ea) + -on1
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  • diuron has been approved for control of off-flavor producing cyanobacteria in catfish production ponds.
  • We examined what effect diuron has on the community structure of ponds.
  • Even when diuron was used at one tenth the strength as a defoliant it adversely affected pond plankton.

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