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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A white compound, C3H8NO5P, that is soluble in water, used as a broad-spectrum herbicide.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A generic name for N-phosphonomethyl glycine, the active ingredient of several herbicides that inhibit a plant growth enzyme.

Etymologies

gly(cine) + phos(ph)ate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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