amidinohydrazone

[am-i-dee-noh-hahy-druh-zohn]

noun

any of a group of pesticides, originally developed as antimalarial and antitubercular drugs, that impair cell respiration in cockroaches, red ants, and other insects.

Nearby words

  1. amidate,
  2. amide,
  3. amidic,
  4. amidin,
  5. amidine,
  6. amido-,
  7. amidogen,
  8. amidohydrolase,
  9. amidol,
  10. amidships

Origin of amidinohydrazone

shortening and alteration of the chemical name

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