[ pruh-tek-tuhnt ]
/ prəˈtɛk tənt /
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a substance, as a chemical spray, that provides protection, as against insects, frost, rust, etc.; protective agent.
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As a seed protectant, juglone is unsuitable because of its inherent toxicity to the non-cutinzed root surfaces.
British Dictionary definitions for protectant
/ (prəˈtɛktənt) /
a chemical substance that affords protection, as against frost, rust, insects, etc
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