dinitrophenol

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

Definition of dinitrophenol

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

1873

First Known Use of dinitrophenol

1873


Medical Dictionary

dinitrophenol

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

Medical Definition of dinitrophenol

  1. :  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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