rotenone
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Japanese roten derris plant Date: 1924 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

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  • Rotenone — IUPAC name (2R,6aS,12aS) 1,2,6,6a,12,12a hexahydro 2 isopropenyl 8,9 dimethoxychromeno[3,4 b] furo(2 …   Wikipedia

  • Rotenone — Roténone Roténone Général Nom IUPAC 1,2,12,12a tetrahydro 8,9 dimethoxy 2 (1 methylethenyl (1) benzopyrano (2,4 b) furo (2,3 h) (1) benzopyran 6 (6H) one …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Roténone — Général Nom IUPAC 1,2,12,12a tetrahydro 8,9 dimethoxy 2 (1 methylethenyl (1) benzopyrano (2,4 b) furo (2,3 h) (1) benzopyran 6 (6H) one …   Wikipédia en Français

  • roténone — [ rɔtenɔn ] n. f. • 1953; angl. rotenone; du jap. roten, nom de la plante d où le produit a été extrait (1902) ♦ Pharm. Produit toxique, insecticide, extrait de certaines plantes (légumineuses). ● roténone nom féminin (anglais rotenone, du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rotenone — o te*none, n. A chemical substance ({C23H22O6}) extracted from the root of the derris ({Derris elliptica}, {Derris malaccensis}, and other species), used in treatment of scabies and as an insecticide for external infestation by chiggers in human… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rotenone — [rōt′ n ōn΄] n. [Jpn roten, derris + ONE] a white, odorless, crystalline substance, C23H22O6, obtained from the roots of certain plants, as derris and cube, and used in insecticides …   English World dictionary

  • rotenone — a fish poison derived from the roots of the jewel vine plant, Derris ellipitca, D. lagensis, D. malaccensis, and D. uliginosa (Leguminosae). Lacepod (Lonchocarpus utilis and L. uruca), the yam bean (Pachyrhizus erosus) and hoary pea (Tephrosia… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • rotenone — An inhibitor of the electron transport chain that blocks transfer of reducing equivalents from NADH dehydrogenase to coenzyme Q. A very potent poison for fish and for insects …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • rotenone — /roht n ohn /, n. Chem., Pharm. a white, crystalline, water insoluble, poisonous heterocyclic compound, C23H22O6, obtained from derris root: used chiefly as the active ingredient of certain insecticides and in medicine in the treatment of… …   Universalium

  • rotenone — noun an insecticide extracted from the roots of the plant derris; it is toxic to humans and other mammals …   Wiktionary

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