One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A systemic fungicide used in the control of plant diseases (downy mildews and various rots) caused by pathogens of the order Peronosporales; methyl-N-(2-methoxyacetyl)-N-(2,6-xylyl)-DL-alaninate.
1970s; earliest use found in B.S.I. News. Probably from met- + ala- + -xyl.
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