Definition of atrazine in English:

atrazine

Line breaks: atra|zine
Pronunciation: /ˈatrəziːn
 
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noun

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like atrazine and simazine, which have already been banned by a number of countries overseas, should be immediately withdrawn from registration here.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