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maleic hydrazide

[muh-lee-ik hahy-druh-zahyd] /məˈli ɪk ˈhaɪ drəˌzaɪd/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a crystalline compound, C 4 N 2 H 4 O 2 , used as a plant growth inhibitor and weed-killer.
Origin of maleic hydrazide
1945-1950
1945-50; maleic (see maleic acid); hydr-2 + az- + -ide
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