Silvex meaning

sĭl'vĕks'
A solid, toxic, selective herbicide, C9 H7 O3 Cl3 , formerly used chiefly to control woody plants and aquatic weeds.
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A restricted, toxic herbicide, C9H7Cl3O3, used esp. for weed control.
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Origin of silvex

  • Probably Latin silva forest ex(terminator)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition