herbicide
noun Etymology: Latin herba + International Scientific Vocabulary -cide Date: 1899 an agent used to destroy or inhibit plant growth • herbicidal adjectiveherbicidally adverb

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  • herbicide — [ ɛrbisid ] adj. et n. m. • v. 1930; de herbe et cide ♦ Didact. Qui détruit les mauvaises herbes. Produit herbicide. N. m. Un herbicide. ⇒ pesticide; débroussaillant, défoliant, désherbant. ● herbicide adjectif et nom masculin Se dit d un produit …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • herbicide — herbicide. См. гербицид. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • herbicide — 1888, originally a trademark name, from HERB (Cf. herb) + CIDE (Cf. cide) …   Etymology dictionary

  • herbicide — [n] poison DDT, defoliant, fungicide, insecticide, paraquat, pesticide, weedkiller; concepts 307,475,674,675 …   New thesaurus

  • herbicide — ► NOUN ▪ a toxic substance used to destroy unwanted vegetation …   English terms dictionary

  • herbicide — [hʉr′bə sīd΄, ʉr′bə sīd΄] n. [herbi (< L herba, HERB) + CIDE] any chemical substance used to destroy plants, esp. weeds, or to check their growth herbicidal adj …   English World dictionary

  • Herbicide — Weeds killed with herbicide Herbicides, also commonly known as weedkillers, are pesticides used to kill unwanted plants.[1] Selective herbicides kill specific targets while leaving the desired crop relatively unharmed. Some of these act by… …   Wikipedia

  • Herbicide — Dans la famille des pesticides[1], elle même incluse dans la famille des biocides[2], on appelle herbicide toute substance active ou une préparation ayant la propriété de tuer les végétaux. Le terme « désherbant » est un synonyme d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • herbicide — UK [ˈhɜː(r)bɪsaɪd] / US [ˈɜrbɪˌsaɪd] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms herbicide : singular herbicide plural herbicides a chemical used for killing weeds (= plants that are not wanted) …   English dictionary

  • herbicide — herbicidal, adj. /herr beuh suyd , err /, n. a substance or preparation for killing plants, esp. weeds. [1895 1900; HERB + I + CIDE] * * * Agent, usually chemical, for killing or inhibiting the growth of unwanted plants (weeds). Modern weed… …   Universalium

  • herbicide — [[t]hɜ͟ː(r)bɪsaɪd, AM ɜ͟ː(r)b [/t]] herbicides N MASS A herbicide is a chemical that is used to destroy plants, especially weeds …   English dictionary

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