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glyphosate

(glī-fŏs′āt) [gly(cine) + phos(ph)ate]
A water-soluble, broad-spectrum herbicide commonly used in American agriculture. It is the active ingredient of several brand-name weed killers.

CAS Number: 1071-83-6. It is a suspected human health hazard.

glyphosate

herbicide and desiccant for grains. Heavy doses to birds cause soft shells on their eggs.
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