Definition of Paraquat

1. Noun. A poisonous yellow solid used in solution as a herbicide.

Generic synonyms: Herbicide, Weed Killer, Weedkiller



Definition of Paraquat

1. Noun. (chemistry) A poisonous yellow herbicide derived from bipyridine ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paraquat

1. a weed killer [n -S]

Medical Definition of Paraquat

1. The common name of the herbicide and defoliant 1,1-dimethyl-4, 4-dipyridylium. It is a yellow, water-soluble solid that kills all types of plants. It is quickly broken down by microbes in the soil, but is lethal if ingested. Contact with the skin causes irritation, cracking of the nails, and poor healing of wounds. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paraquat

paraproteinemia
paraproteins
parapsia
parapsoriasis
parapsoriasis guttata
parapsoriasis lichenoides
parapsoriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta
parapsoriasis varioliformis
parapsychological
parapsychologies
parapsychologist
parapsychologists
parapsychology
paraptera
parapterum
paraquat (current term)
paraquat lung
paraquat poisoning
paraquats
paraquet
paraquets
paraquito
pararama
pararammelsbergite
pararealgar
pararectal
pararectal lymph nodes
parareflexia

Literary usage of Paraquat

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1. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"Gpx^~ Mice Are More Susceptible to Acute paraquat Toxicity and Myocardial Ischemia—Reperfusion Injury. Although mice deficient in GSHPx-1 showed no ..."

2. Recognition & Management of Pesticide Poisoning by Donald P. Morgan (1989)
"COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS paraquat is a synthetic nonselective contact herbicide, ... Names of liquid concentrates are: Ortho paraquat CL, Ortho paraquat Plus, ..."

3. Tegg's Dictionary of Chronology: Or, Historical and Statistical Register by Thomas Tegg (1854)
"... paraquat, South America, discovered, 1525. PARHELION, or mock sun, a remarkable one seen in Wales, at Brecon, May 1, 1750. ..."

4. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for ...edited by Peter M. Eller edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"paraquat dichloride.* Dry at 50 °C to remove 2. Personal sampling pump, 1 to 4 L/min, with water of hydration. flexible connecting tubing. 5. ..."

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