Definition of glyphosate in English:


Syllabification: gly·phos·ate
Pronunciation: /ˈglīfəˌsāt


  • A synthetic compound that is a nonselective systemic herbicide, particularly effective against perennial weeds.
    • Alternative name: N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine; chemical formula: C3H8NO5P
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    • 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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