Definition of pyrethroid in English:


Line breaks: pyr|eth¦roid
Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈriːθrɔɪd


  • A pyrethrin or related insecticidal compound: don’t confuse it with pyrethroids such as permethrin [as modifier]: pyrethroid insecticides
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    • 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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