Definition of atrazine in English:


Syllabification: at·ra·zine
Pronunciation: /ˈatrəˌzēn


  • A synthetic compound used as an agricultural herbicide.
    • A triazine derivative; chemical formula: C8H14N5Cl
    More example sentences
    • She has also added a gene to alfalfa that enables it to detoxify the herbicide atrazine.
    • The concern is that drainage discharge water can carry pollutants such as the herbicide atrazine, sediment, and nutrients to surface waters.
    • I would also suggest that chemicals like atrazine and simazine, which have already been banned by a number of countries overseas, should be immediately withdrawn from registration here.


1960s: blend of amino and triazine.

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