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Meaning of HERBICIDE

Pronunciation:  'urbi`sId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
 

HERBICIDE is a 9 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: weed killer, weedkiller
 
 See Also: Agent Orange, arsenic, As, atomic number 33, chemical, paraquat, silvex, simazine

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A chemical that kills plants.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A chemical used to kill or control the growth of plants. Some herbicides (such as synthetic auxins and triazine) selectively kill broad-leaved plants while leaving grass-leaved plants (i.e., cereal crops) unharmed. Other herbicides, such as paraquat, kill all plants. Herbicide use has dramatically increased crop yield worldwide but has caused serious environmental problems, polluting soil and water and causing health hazards for humans and animals. See also pesticide.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: Any substance that is toxic to plants; usually used to kill specific unwanted plants.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aborticide, acaricide, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antiseptic, bug bomb, carbamate insecticide, chemosterilant, chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, contact poison, defoliant, disinfectant, eradicant, fratricide, fumigant, fungicide, genocide, germicide, homicide, infanticide, insect powder, insecticide, matricide, microbicide, miticide, organic chlorine, organic phosphate insecticide, parricide, patricide, pesticide, poison, rat poison, regicide, roach paste, roach powder, rodenticide, sororicide, stomach poison, suicide, systemic, systemic insecticide, toxic, toxicant, toxin, uxoricide, venin, venom, vermicide, virus, weed killer
 

 

 

 

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