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Medical Term:

(2,4-dichlorophenoxy) acetic acid

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

Definition: An herbicide, more toxic to broad-leaved dicotyledonous plants (weeds) than to monocotyledonous ones (grains and grass), used with (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy)acetic acid as a constituent of Agent Orange.

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