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piperonyl butoxide

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noun pi·per·o·nyl bu·tox·ide \pī-ˈper-ə-ˌnil-byu̇-ˈtäk-ˌsīd, -nəl-\

Definition of piperonyl butoxide

  1. :  an insecticide C19H30O5; especially :  an oily liquid containing this compound that is used chiefly as a synergist (as for pyrethrin insecticides)



Origin of piperonyl butoxide

piperonal + -yl + butyl + oxide


First Known Use: 1945


Medical Dictionary

piperonyl butoxide

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noun pi·per·o·nyl bu·tox·ide \pī-ˈper-ə-ˌnil-byu̇-ˈtäk-ˌsīd, -ən-əl-\

Medical Definition of piperonyl butoxide

  1. :  an insecticide C19H30O5 that has the capacity to alter the pharmacological action of some drugs; also :  an oily liquid containing this compound that is used chiefly as a synergist (as for pyrethrum insecticides)




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