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allethrin

[ al-uh-thrin ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a clear, amber, viscous liquid, C 19 H 26 O 3 , used as an insecticide.


allethrin

/ æˈlɛθrɪn /

noun

  1. a clear viscous amber-coloured liquid used as an insecticide and synergist. Formula: C 19 H 26 O 3 ; relative density: 1.005


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Word History and Origins

Origin of allethrin1

1945–50; all(yl) + (pyr)ethrin, equivalent to Pyrethr(um) name of a genus of composite plants + -in 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of allethrin1

C20: from all ( yl ) + ( pyr ) ethrin

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