Definition of pyrethroid in English:

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pyrethroid

Pronunciation: /pīˈrēTHˌroid/ /pīˈreTH-/

noun

Chemistry
A pyrethrin or related insecticidal compound.
Example sentences
  • Many of these are again pesticides such as compounds of organophosphorous, pyrethroids or carbamate.
  • The three types of pesticide used in preparations are organophosphates, carbamate and pyrethroids.
  • In general, compounds known as pyrethroids and neonicotinoids were the best performers, according to the researchers.

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Syllabification: py·re·throid

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