rotenone

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Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “From "roten", Japanese name of the plant; script needed. Suffix may be -one.”

Noun[edit]

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rotenone (countable and uncountable, plural rotenones)

  1. An insecticide extracted from the roots of the plant derris; it is toxic to humans and other mammals.

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