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Meaning of rotenone

ro•te•none

Pronunciation: (rōt'n-ōn"), [key]
— n. Chem., Pharm.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous heterocyclic compound, CHO, obtained from derris root: used chiefly as the active ingredient of certain insecticides and in medicine in the treatment of chiggers and scabies.
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