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Related to rotenone: pyrethrin
a poisonous compound from derris root and other roots; used as an insecticide.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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