Dictionary

dinitrophenol

dinitrophenol

noun di·ni·tro·phe·nol \-ˈfē-ˌnōl, -fi-ˈ\

Definition of DINITROPHENOL

:  any of six isomeric crystalline compounds C6H4N2O5 some of whose derivatives are pesticides

First Known Use of DINITROPHENOL

1873

dinitrophenol

noun di·ni·tro·phe·nol \-ˈfē-ˌnōl, -fi-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DINITROPHENOL

:  any of six isomeric crystalline compounds C6H4N2O5 some of whose derivatives are pesticides; especially :  a highly toxic compound that increases fat metabolism and was formerly used in weight control

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: dinitrotoluenePrevious Word in the Dictionary: dinitrobenzeneAll Words Near: dinitrophenol
March 06, 2015
eolian Hear it
Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears