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Pronunciation: (rōt'n-ōn"), [key]
n. Chem., Pharm.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous heterocyclic compound, C23H22O6, obtained from derris root: used chiefly as the active ingredient of certain insecticides and in medicine in the treatment of chiggers and scabies.

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