resmethrin

noun
res·​meth·​rin | \ (ˌ)rez-ˈmeth-rin How to pronounce resmethrin (audio) , -ˈmēth- \

Definition of resmethrin

: a nonpersistent synthetic insecticide C22H26O3 that is a derivative of pyrethrin and is used in aerosols

First Known Use of resmethrin

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for resmethrin

res- (probably transposed from ester) + -methrin, blend of methyl and -ethrin (as in pyrethrin)

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“Resmethrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resmethrin. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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