Definitions

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

  • n. A crystalline compound, C9H11ClN2O, used as a herbicide for grasses and broadleaf weeds.

Etymologies

mon(o)- + ur(ea) + -on3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Pre-emergence applications of 2,4-D, MCPA, monuron and diuron at the rate of 1.7 kg/ha have been recommended for weed control.

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