meaning of Agent Orange

Agent Orange meaning in Medical Dictionary

An herbicide and defoliant containing 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T and trace quantities of dioxin. Agent Orange was utilized as a defoliant in Vietnam War. Agent Orange is a carcinogen and teratogen (cause disease and delivery flaws).

Agent Orange meaning in Etymology Dictionary

powerful defoliant employed by U.S. military within the Vietnam War, attested from 1971, said to have-been used from 1961; so-called from shade strip quietly of the container, which distinguished it from Agent Blue, Agent White, etc., other herbicides utilized by the U.S. military. Banned from April 1970.

Agent Orange meaning in General Dictionary

a herbicide found in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas

Agent Orange - German to English

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