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Related to rotenone: pyrethrin
a poisonous compound from derris root and other roots; used as an insecticide.
The principal insecticidal component of derris root, Derris elliptica, D. malaccensis, and other D. species, and from Lonchocarpus nicou (family Leguminosae); used externally for the treatment of scabies and infestation with chiggers, and in veterinary medicine for follicular mange and infestation with lice, fleas, and ticks; an inhibitor of the respiratory chain.
rotenone/ro·te·none/ (ro´tĕ-nōn) a poisonous compound from derris root and other roots; used as an insecticide.
a compound derived from the root and rhizomes of derris (Derris elliptica) and lonchocarpus (Lonchocarpus utilis). Used as an insecticide and as an acaricide, mainly on dogs, cats, cattle, birds and fish. Toxic to pigs, causing incoordination, tremor, recumbency and terminal respiratory paralysis.