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rotenone

noun ro·te·none \ˈrō-tə-ˌnōn\

Definition of ROTENONE

:  a crystalline insecticide C23H22O6 obtained from the roots of several tropical plants (as a derris) that is highly toxic to fish but is of low toxicity to warm-blooded animals and is used especially in home gardens

Origin of ROTENONE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Japanese roten derris plant
First Known Use: 1924

rotenone

noun ro·te·none \ˈrōt-ən-ˌōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ROTENONE

:  a crystalline insecticide C23H22O6 that is of low toxicity for warm-blooded animals and is used especially in home gardens

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