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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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atrazine (triazine), metolachlor (chloroacetanilide), carbaryl (carbamate), and chlorothalonil (chloronitrile) have high usage rates (Solomon et al.
Atrazine, a restricted-use, triazine herbicide used to inhibit the growth of broadleaf and grassy weeds in the production of corn and other crops, is one of the most commonly used pesticides in the U.
The insecticide fipronil and the herbicide atrazine are used in the soil preparation and planting stages of sugarcane crops and are applied directly to the soil.
The state's report says residents who were tested "showed elevated levels of atrazine and 2,4-D in their urine.
396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for atrazine in or on certain products.
recently reported that the herbicide atrazine was able to exert an estrogen-like proliferative activity in various cell models, including ovarian and breast cancer cells and cancer-associated fibroblasts, by inducing the expression of several estrogen target genes without binding to or activating the classical estrogen receptor (ER) [alpha].
Among the pre-emergence herbicides treatments, activity of atrazine 1.
Herbicides based on atrazine are used widely in corn to control dicotyledonous plants at pre- or post-emergence (Menezes et al.
Atrazine (2-chloro-4-ethylamino-6-isopropylamine-1,2,5-triazine: ATZ) is used to control broad-leaf weeds and grasses, for example, corn, sorghum, sugarcane, pineapple, turf, and orchards.
Treatments included T1: atrazine, T2: nicosulfuron + volck oil, T3: nicosulfuron + ammonium nitrate, T4: nicosulfuron + ammonium sulfate, T5: nicosulfuron + citogate, T6: nicosulfuron and T7: control.
Another aspect that should be mentioned is the use of tank mixture, since the association with other herbicides such as atrazine is used to maximize the action of spectrum.
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.