[ dal-uh-pon ]
/ ˈdæl əˌpɒn /

noun Chemistry.

a selective herbicide, C3H4Cl2O2, used to eradicate certain grass weeds in sugarcane and other crops.

Nearby words

  1. dal segno,
  2. daladier,
  3. daladier, édouard,
  4. dalai lama,
  5. dalan,
  6. dalasi,
  7. dalcroze,
  8. dalcroze, émile jaques,
  9. dale,
  10. dale, sir henry hallett

Origin of dalapon

1950–55; probably d(i)-al(ph)a-(dichloropro)p(i)on(ic acid), an alternate chemical name; see di-1, alpha, chloro-2, propionic

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