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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
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First Known Use of DINITROPHENOL

1873
Medical Dictionary

dinitrophenol

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

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

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