[kroht-n-buhg] /ˈkroʊt nˌbʌg/
[kruh-toh-nee; Italian kraw-taw-ne] /krəˈtoʊ ni; Italian krɔˈtɔ nɛ/ noun 1. a city in S Italy; ancient Greek colony. /Italian kroˈtoːne/ noun 1. a town in S Italy, on the coast of Calabria: founded in about 700 bc by the Achaeans; chemical works and zinc-smelting. Pop: 60 010 (2001)
[kroh-ton-ik, -toh-nik] /kroʊˈtɒn ɪk, -ˈtoʊ nɪk/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C 4 H 6 O 2 , used chiefly in organic synthesis. /krəʊˈtɒnɪk/ noun 1. a colourless crystalline insoluble unsaturated carboxylic acid produced by oxidation of crotonaldehyde and used in organic synthesis; trans-2-butenoic acid. Formula: CH3CH:CHCOOH
[kroh-tn-iz-uh m] /ˈkroʊ tnˌɪz əm/ noun 1. poisoning by ingestion of croton oil, characterized by burning of the mouth, severe diarrhea, and colic, with possible death from respiratory or circulatory failure.
noun 1. a brownish-yellow oil, expressed from the seeds of the croton, Croton tiglium, that is a drastic purgative and counterirritant. noun 1. a yellowish-brown oil obtained from the plant Croton tiglium, formerly used as a drastic purgative See also croton (sense 1)