Definitions for rotenoneˈroʊt nˌoʊn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rotenone(noun)

    a white crystalline insecticide that has low toxicity for mammals; is used in home gardens; extracted from the roots of derris and cube


  1. rotenone(n.)

    A chemical substance (C23H22O6) extracted from the root of the derris (Derris elliptica, Derris malaccensis, and other species), used in treatment of scabies and as an insecticide for external infestation by chiggers in human medicine, and in veterinary medicine for the treatment of infestations with fleas, ticks, and lice.


  1. rotenone(Noun)

    an insecticide extracted from the roots of the plant derris; it is toxic to humans and other mammals


  1. Rotenone

    Rotenone is an odourless, colourless, crystalline ketonic chemical compound used as a broad-spectrum insecticide, piscicide, and pesticide. It occurs naturally in the seeds and stems of several plants, such as the jicama vine plant; and the roots of several members of Fabaceae.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Rotenone

    A botanical insecticide that is an inhibitor of mitochondrial electron transport.

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