piperonyl butoxide


pi·per·o·nyl bu·tox·ide

noun \pī-ˈper-ə-ˌnil-by-ˈtäk-ˌsīd, -nəl-\

Definition of PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE

:  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

pi·per·o·nyl bu·tox·ide

noun \pī-ˈper-ə-ˌnil-by-ˈtäk-ˌsīd, -ən-əl-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE

: 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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