dinitrophenol

noun di·ni·tro·phe·nol \ -ˈfē-ˌnōl , -fi-ˈ \

Definition of dinitrophenol

:any of six isomeric crystalline compounds C6H4N2O5 some of whose derivatives are pesticides

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First Known Use of dinitrophenol

1873


Medical Dictionary

dinitrophenol

noun di·ni·tro·phe·nol \ -ˈfē-ˌnōl , -fi-ˈ \

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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