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A very toxic white crystalline compound, C23H22O6, extracted from the roots of various plants, especially those of the genera Derris, Paraderris, and Lonchocarpus in the pea family, and used as an insecticide.

[Japanese rōten, plant of the genus Derris from which rotenone was isolated + -one.]
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(Elements & Compounds) a white odourless crystalline substance extracted from the roots of derris: a powerful insecticide. Formula: C23H22O6; relative density: 1.27; melting pt: 163°C
[C20: from Japanese rōten derris + -one]
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(ˈroʊt nˌoʊn)

a white, crystalline compound, C23H22O6, obtained from derris and cube root: used as an insecticide.
[1920–25; roten- (said to be < Japanese) + -one]
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Noun1.rotenone - a white crystalline insecticide that has low toxicity for mammals; is used in home gardens; extracted from the roots of derris and cube
insect powder, insecticide - a chemical used to kill insects
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Fish & Wildlife Service has tried to eradicate the carp, resorting five times to the nuclear option of invasive aquatic species removal: sterilizing the entire lake with the chemical Rotenone. But a few carp always survive by burrowing into the mud, and then their population booms - sometimes the carp are so thick that they ripple the surface of Malheur Lake like a stiff breeze.