A synthetic insecticide of the pyrethroid class, used chiefly against disease-carrying insects.
More example sentences
- Pyrethrins and permethrin have a similar mode of activity.
- Common treatments for head lice include permethrin and lindane.
- Spray your clothing with permethrin insecticide spray.
1970s: from per- (sense 2) + (res)methrin, denoting a synthetic pyrethroid.
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