Rotenone



noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology.
1.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous heterocyclic compound, C 2 3 H 2 2 O 6 , obtained from derris root: used chiefly as the active ingredient of certain insecticides and in medicine in the treatment of chiggers and scabies.
noun
1.
a white odourless crystalline substance extracted from the roots of derris: a powerful insecticide. Formula: C23H22O6; relative density: 1.27; melting pt: 163°C

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