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Definition of Herbicide

Herbicide: A chemical pesticide designed to control or destroy plants, weeds, or grasses. Herbicides tend to have wide-ranging effects on non-target species (other than those the pesticide is meant to control or kill).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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