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(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy)acetic acid

Pronunciation: tri-klor'o-fe-nok'se-a-se'tik as'id

Definition: A herbicide and defoliant synthesized by condensation of chloracetic acid and 2,4,5-trichlorophenol, used as the principal constituent of Agent Orange.

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