Definitions for rotenoneˈroʊt nˌoʊn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a white, crystalline compound, C23H22O6, obtained from derris and cube root: used as an insecticide.
Origin of rotenone:
1920–25; roten- (said to be < Japn) + -one
a white crystalline insecticide that has low toxicity for mammals; is used in home gardens; extracted from the roots of derris and cube
an insecticide extracted from the roots of the plant derris; it is toxic to humans and other mammals
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
A botanical insecticide that is an inhibitor of mitochondrial electron transport.
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