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derris

powdered root of plants of the genus Derris of the family Leguminosae. Used as an insecticide and source of rotenone and rotenoid compounds. See also rotenone.
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62) Derris comments that "this 'predicted prediction' creates a space for a woman to be acknowledged as progressing along the bodhisatta path" ("When" 36).
Preliminary assays indicate that Antonia ovata (Loganiaceae) and Derris amazonica (Papilionaceae), ichthyotoxic plants used for fishing in Roraima, Brazil, have an insecticide effect on Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominiae).
Unfortunately, visitors who take the hanging derris for a swing could pose a bigger danger to the plant, she noted.
Jesse Derris, of the Ken Sunshine agency, said: "Greg Johnston's hard work and dedication made him a great partner for Michelle, as he would be for any other golfer.
Pour 1/2 pound herbal insecticide powder (such as her five-herbs powder) or powdered derris root (Ed.
If stored poison gets too hard, it is made glutinous again by adding the sap of pressed Derris elliptica roots, which contain a neurotoxin and a haematotoxin.
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Derris Boomer says his family lives by their home network.
Saponin-containing roots and bark from Barringtonia, Tenstroemia and Pangamia were used to stupefy and catch fish in waterholes, as were the rotenone-containing Derris and Tephrosia.
As soon as you spot them spray the plants with derris, pyrethrum, or one of the proprietary insecticides.
By the mid-1800s, the heads of chrysanthemum flowers were used to get pyrethrum, and rotenone was extracted from the derris plant.