also agrichemical noun Date: 1956 an agricultural chemical (as an herbicide or an insecticide)

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  • agrochemical — [ag΄rō kem′i kəl] n. 1. a chemical used to improve the quality and quantity of farm products 2. a chemical derived from agricultural products, as furfural …   English World dictionary

  • agrochemical — /ag reuh kem i keuhl/, n., adj. agrichemical. [1935 40; AGRO + CHEMICAL] * * * Any chemical used in agriculture, including chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides. Most are mixtures of two or more chemicals; active ingredients provide… …   Universalium

  • agrochemical — noun a) A chemical compound, such as a hormone, fungicide, or insecticide, that improves the production of crops b) A compound or product derived from farmed plants …   Wiktionary

  • agrochemical — ag|ro|chem|i|cal [ ,ægrou kemıkl ] noun count a chemical used in farming, for example a FERTILIZER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • agrochemical — ag·ro·chem·i·cal || ‚ægrəʊ kemɪkl n. chemical (fungicide or insecticide for example) that improves the production of crops; chemical or product which is extracted from plants …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agrochemical — noun a chemical used in agriculture …   English new terms dictionary

  • agrochemical — ag·ro·chemical …   English syllables

  • agrochemical — ag•ro•chem•i•cal [[t]ˌæg rəˈkɛm ɪ kəl[/t]] n. agr. any chemical used in agricultural production, as commercial fertilizer • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • agrochemical — /ægroʊˈkɛmɪkəl/ (say agroh kemikuhl) noun 1. a chemical used in agriculture. –adjective 2. of or relating to such a chemical. Also, agrichemical. {agro + chemical} …   Australian English dictionary

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