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(Plants) any East Indian leguminous woody climbing plant of the genus Derris, esp D. elliptica, whose roots yield the compound rotenone
[C19: New Latin, from Greek: covering, leather, from deros skin, hide, from derein to skin]


(ˈdɛr ɪs)

any of various Old World plants of the genus Derris, legume family, the roots of which contain rotenone.
[1855–60; New Latin < Greek: a covering, derivative of déros skin, hide; see derma1]
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Noun1.derris - any of various usually woody vines of the genus Derris of tropical Asia whose roots yield the insecticide rotenone; several are sources of native fish and arrow poisons
genus Derris - genus of Old World tropical shrubs and woody vines
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Haematological characteristics of Clarias gariepinus Juveniles Exposed to Derris elliptia Root Powder.
The use of locally available plants such as Derris Nicotiana and Ryania is an ancient way to control pests during prehistoric period [13].
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Rotenone and rotenoids, isoflavanoids found in several genera of tropical leguminosae plants such as Derris (Papillionaceae), Antonia (Loganiaceae) and Lonchocarpus (Fabaceae), were shown to have insecticidal properties against Lutzomyia longipalpis Lutz and Neiva, the vector for Leishmania chagasi in Brazil (15).
Valores de DL50 em peixes e no rato tratados com po de raizes de Derris spp e suas implicacoes ecotoxicologicas.
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