dinitrophenol


di·ni·tro·phe·nol

noun \-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

di·ni·tro·phe·nol

noun \-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

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