Definition of glyphosate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡlīfəˌsāt/


A synthetic compound that is a nonselective systemic herbicide, particularly effective against perennial weeds.
  • Alternative name: N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine; chemical formula: C3H8NO5P.
Example sentences
  • Non-selective herbicides such as glyphosate and glufosinate aid in broadening the spectrum of weeds controlled.
  • If you must use weed killers, try a pre-prepared systemic herbicide containing glyphosate.
  • Remember that glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide.

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Syllabification: gly·phos·ate

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