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A crystalline compound, C8H14ClN5, used as a herbicide.


(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline compound widely used as a weedkiller. Formula: C8H14N5Cl
[C20: from a(mino) tr(i)azine]


(ˈæ trəˌzin)

a white, crystalline compound, C8H14N5Cl, used as a weed killer.
[1960–65; a (mino-) + tr (i) azine]
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Noun1.atrazine - a synthetic compound derived from triazine that is widely used as an agricultural herbicideatrazine - a synthetic compound derived from triazine that is widely used as an agricultural herbicide; "atrazine is thought to cause cancer and is banned in some European countries"
herbicide, weed killer, weedkiller - a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
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Luciferase activity in cells transfected with a luciferase reporter plasmid and treated with vehicle (-), 100 nmol/L E2, 1 [micro]mol/L atrazine (Atr), 10 [micro]mol/L ICI (ER antagonist), E2 + ICI, or Atr + ICI.
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Controversy surrounds UO speaker" ran the headline, but the article steered away from any particulars around Hayes's atrazine research, focusing instead on his conflict with Syngenta, manufacturer of this second most commonly used herbicide in the United States.
Treatments included T1: atrazine, T2: nicosulfuron + volck oil, T3: nicosulfuron + ammonium nitrate, T4: nicosulfuron + ammonium sulfate, T5: nicosulfuron + citogate, T6: nicosulfuron and T7: control.
Behavioral and Reproductive Effects of Exposure to the Endocrine Disruptor Atrazine.
The abundance of agricultural chemicals, specifically atrazine and metolachlor, was measured in eighteen headwater streams of the Upper White River Watershed (UWRW) of central Indiana.
The environmental group Save the Frogs has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban use of the herbicide atrazine, citing what the organization says are the pesticide's harmful effects on wildlife and its potential human health risks.
The seven chapters review studies on the danger the herbicide atrazine poses to frogs, the impact of the Food Quality Protection Act on the tart cherry industry, and the banning of the insecticide DDT.
Atrazine does not break down readily (within a few weeks) after being applied to soils of above neutral pH.
Another scientist shows viewers a frog, exposed to atrazine in the agricultural runoff of farms in Salinas, Calif.
After almost a decade of hot debate over whether atrazine, a common agricultural weed killer (SN: 2/27/10, p.
Atrazine and its byproducts are known to be relatively persistent in the environment, potentially finding their way into water supplies.