Definition of dinitrophenol
: any of six isomeric crystalline compounds C6H4N2O5 some of whose derivatives are pesticides
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The dinitrophenols and pentachlorophenols, among other members of this group, are widely used as herbicides.
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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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