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permethrin

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noun per·meth·rin \(ˌ)pər-ˈme-thrən\

Definition of permethrin

  1. :  a synthetic pyrethroid C21H20Cl2O3 used especially as an insecticide



Origin and Etymology of permethrin

per- + methyl + pyrethrin


First Known Use: 1976


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permethrin

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noun per·meth·rin \pər-ˈmeth-rən\

Medical Definition of permethrin

  1. :  a synthetic pyrethroid pesticide C21H20Cl2O3 used especially against insects, ticks, and mites




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