maleic hydrazide

noun Chemistry.
a crystalline compound, C 4 N 2 H 4 O 2 , used as a plant growth inhibitor and weed-killer.

1945–50; hydr-2 + az- + -ide (maleic, see maleic acid) Unabridged
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