dinitrophenol

noun
di·​ni·​tro·​phe·​nol | \ (ˌ)dī-ˌnī-trō-ˈfē-ˌnōl How to pronounce dinitrophenol (audio) , -fi-ˈnōl \

Definition of dinitrophenol

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

First Known Use of dinitrophenol

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Dinitrophenol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinitrophenol. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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dinitrophenol

noun
di·​ni·​tro·​phe·​nol | \ -ˈfē-ˌnōl How to pronounce dinitrophenol (audio) , -fi-ˈ How to pronounce dinitrophenol (audio) \

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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