pyrethroid

[ pahy-ree-throid, -reth-roid ]
/ paɪˈri θrɔɪd, -ˈrɛθ rɔɪd /

noun Chemistry.

any of several synthetic compounds that are similar to but more persistent than natural pyrethrins.

Nearby words

  1. pyrenean mountain dog,
  2. pyrenees,
  3. pyrenocarp,
  4. pyrenoid,
  5. pyrethrin,
  6. pyrethrum,
  7. pyretic,
  8. pyreto-,
  9. pyretogenesis,
  10. pyretogenic

Origin of pyrethroid

First recorded in 1950–55; pyrethr(in) + -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for pyrethroid

pyrethroid

/ (paɪˈriːθrɔɪd) /

noun

any of various chemical compounds having similar insecticidal properties to pyrethrin

adjective

of or relating to such compounds
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