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postemergence

[pohst-i-mur-juh ns] /ˌpoʊst ɪˈmɜr dʒəns/
adjective
1.
occurring or applied after emergence of a plant from the soil and before full growth:
postemergence frost.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; post- + emergence
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