Definition of atrazine in English:

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atrazine

Pronunciation: /ˈatrəˌzēn/

noun

A synthetic compound used as an agricultural herbicide.
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like atrazine and simazine, which have already been banned by a number of countries overseas, should be immediately withdrawn from registration here.

Origin

1960s: blend of amino and triazine.

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Syllabification: at·ra·zine

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