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glyphosate

Syllabification: gly·phos·ate
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlīfəˌsāt
 
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Definition of glyphosate in English:

noun

A synthetic compound that is a nonselective systemic herbicide, particularly effective against perennial weeds.
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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