Definición de rotenone en inglés:

rotenone

Saltos de línea: rote|none
Pronunciación: /ˈrəʊtənəʊn
 
/

sustantivo

[mass noun] Chemistry
A toxic crystalline substance obtained from the roots of derris and related plants, widely used as an insecticide.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • By the mid 1800s, the heads of chrysanthemum flowers were used to obtain pyrethrum, and rotenone was extracted from the derris plant.
  • Use insecticidal soap sprays or rotenone to kill this pest.
  • A hard spray of water will knock some bugs off the plants and a dusting of a non-toxic substance called rotenone shuts off their breathing mechanism.

Origen

1920s: from Japanese rotenon (from roten 'derris') + -one.

Definición de rotenone en:

Obtener más de Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día demoralize
Pronunciación: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
verb
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope