Definition of Agent orange

1. Noun. A herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas.

Terms within: Dioxin
Generic synonyms: Herbicide, Weed Killer, Weedkiller



Definition of Agent orange

1. Proper noun. a herbicide and defoliant used by US forces in Vietnam. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Agent orange

1. An herbicide and defoliant, consisting of (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy)acetic acid, (2,4-dichlorophenoxy)acetic acid, and dioxin, that was widely used in the Vietnam War; it has been shown to possess residual post-exposure carcinogenic and teratogenic properties in humans. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Agent orange

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1. Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents (1993)
"Persian Gulf, agent orange and ... agent orange and Ionizing Radiation Registries, veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War or who claim exposure to ..."

2. The Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome edited by Christopher Shays (1999)
"Our next witness is Mr. Scott Vanderheyden, who is the Gulf war coordinator for the Vietnam Veterans agent orange Victims, Inc. The reason I am saying his ..."

3. Overview of the Third Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-3) edited by D. K. Harmon (1995)
"While serving in South Vietnam, a number of US Soldiers were reported as having been exposed to the defoliant agent orange. The issue is veterans ..."

4. Gulf War And Health by Institute of Medicine (2005)
"Veterans and agent orange: Health Effects of Herbicides Used in Vietnam. ... Veterans and agent orange: Update 1996. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. ..."

5. The Legacy of Vietnam Veterans and Their Families: Survivors of War edited by Dennis K. Rhoades, Michael R. Leaveck, James C. Hudson (1996)
"In re "agent orange" Prod. Liab. Litig., 506 F. Supp. 750 (EDNY 1980) (ordering government to refrain from destruction of documents pursuant to internal ..."

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