Glyphosate definition

glī-fŏsāt
A white solid, C3 H8 NO5 P, that is soluble in water, used as a broad-spectrum herbicide.
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A generic name for N-phosphonomethyl glycine, the active ingredient of several herbicides that inhibit a plant growth enzyme.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
glyphosate
Plural:
glyphosates

Origin of glyphosate

  • gly(cine) phos(ph)ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition