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Any of a group of compounds whose molecules contain an unsaturated ring of three carbon and three nitrogen atoms.
- ‘It is a triazine derivative chemically unrelated to any other antiepileptic drug.’
- ‘For the triazine herbicides and others that have been used for a number of years, it is possible to estimate carryover potential from test results.’
- ‘Bioassays with lettuce and cucumber seedlings showed that simazine, a triazine herbicide related to atrazine, can persist in soils and cause subsequent replanting problems.’
- ‘The same can be said for the triazine review and the phenoxy herbicide review.’
- ‘They are constantly being retired with hindsight, recent examples being the triazine herbicides, such as atrazine and simazine, which have been shown to be endocrine disruptors.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.