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cinerin

[ sin-er-in ]
/ ˈsɪn ər ɪn /
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noun Chemistry.
either of two oily, liquid compounds, C20H28O3 or C21H28O5, used as insecticides.
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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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