cinerin

[ sin-er-in ]
/ ˈsɪn ər ɪn /

noun Chemistry.

either of two oily, liquid compounds, C20H28O3 or C21H28O5, used as insecticides.

Nearby words

  1. cinerarium,
  2. cinerary,
  3. cinerator,
  4. cinerea,
  5. cinereous,
  6. cineritious,
  7. cingalese,
  8. cingulate,
  9. cingulate gyrus,
  10. cingulate sulcus

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British Dictionary definitions for cinerin

cinerin

/ (ˈsɪnərɪn) /

noun

either of two similar organic compounds found in pyrethrum and used as insecticides. Formulas: C 20 H 28 O 3 (cinerin I), C 21 H 28 O 5 (cinerin II)

Word Origin for cinerin

C20: from Latin ciner-, cinis ashes + -in

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