defoliating agent


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defoliating agent

A chemical which causes trees, shrubs, and other plants to shed their leaves prematurely.
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Such men are known to include African Americans, men with a significant family history of prostate cancer, men exposed to the defoliating agent known as Agent Orange, and men with an above-average baseline PSA level taken in their 40s.
The word "dioxin" actually refers to a class or family of similar compounds that are common byproducts of combustion and several industrial processes, including paper making and the manufacture of some pesticides, herbicides, defoliating agents (like agent orange), and some cleaners.