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2,4-dinitrophenol

Pronunciation: di-ni'tro-fe'nol

Definition: a toxic dye, chemically related to trinitrophenol (picric acid), used in biochemical studies of oxidative processes where it uncouples oxidative phosphorylation; it is also a metabolic stimulant.

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