Definition of simazine in English:


Syllabification: si·ma·zine
Pronunciation: /ˈsīməˌzēn


  • A synthetic compound derived from triazine and used as a herbicide, especially to kill broadleaved weeds and grasses before they emerge.
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    • Bioassays with lettuce and cucumber seedlings showed that simazine, a triazine herbicide related to atrazine, can persist in soils and cause subsequent replanting problems.
    • Atrazine and simazine are corn herbicides used by growers worldwide.
    • Yes, there was a large amount of work done during the mid-'90s looking at atrazine, simazine and other triozyde herbicides downstream of food crops and downstream of timber crops.


1950s: blend of symmetrical and triazine.

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