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pyrethroid

[pahy-ree-throid, -reth-roid] /paɪˈri θrɔɪd, -ˈrɛθ rɔɪd/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
any of several synthetic compounds that are similar to but more persistent than natural pyrethrins.
Origin of pyrethroid
1950-1955
1950-55; pyrethr(in) + -oid
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pyrethroid

/paɪˈriːθrɔɪd/
noun
1.
any of various chemical compounds having similar insecticidal properties to pyrethrin
adjective
2.
of or relating to such compounds
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