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atrazine

[a-truh-zeen]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a white crystalline compound, C8H14N5Cl, used as an herbicide to control weeds, especially in corn crops.
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Origin of atrazine

First recorded in 1960–65; a(mino-) + tr(i)azine
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atrazine

noun
  1. a white crystalline compound widely used as a weedkiller. Formula: C 8 H 14 N 5 Cl
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Word Origin

C20: from a (mino) tr (i) azine
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