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pyrethroid

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noun py·re·throid \-ˈrē-ˌthrȯid, -ˈre-\

Definition of pyrethroid

  1. :  any of various synthetic compounds that are related to the pyrethrins and resemble them in insecticidal properties

pyrethroid

adjective


Origin and Etymology of pyrethroid

pyrethrin + -oid


First Known Use: 1949


Medical Dictionary

pyrethroid

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noun py·re·throid \pī-ˈrē-ˌthrȯid, -ˈreth-ˌrȯid\

Medical Definition of pyrethroid

  1. :  any of various synthetic compounds that are related to the pyrethrins and resemble them in insecticidal properties

pyrethroid

adjective



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