[dahy-nahy-truh-fee-nawl, -nol]
noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
any of the six isomers consisting of phenol where two hydrogen atoms are substituted by nitro groups, C 6 H 4 N 2 O 5 , used in dyes and wood preservatives, and in biochemistry to uncouple oxidative phosphorylation.

1895–1900; di-1 + nitrophenol

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dinitrophenol di·ni·tro·phe·nol (dī-nī'trō-fē'nôl', -nōl')
Any of six crystalline compounds, especially a highly toxic compound that increases fat metabolism and was formerly used in weight control.

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