allethrin

allethrin
noun Etymology: allyl + pyrethrin Date: 1950 a light yellow viscous oily synthetic pyrethroid insecticide C19H26O3 used especially in household aerosols

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  • Allethrin —   [Kunstwort] das, s, für Warmblüter ungiftiges Insektizid; chemisch nah verwandt mit Cinerin I, einem Hauptwirkstoff des Pyrethrums …   Universal-Lexikon

  • allethrin — ☆ allethrin [al′ə thrin΄ ] n. [< all(ene) (< allylene < ALLYL + ENE) + (PYR)ETHR(UM) + IN1] a thick, pale yellow, synthetic liquid insecticide, C19H26O3, similar in structure to pyrethrin …   English World dictionary

  • Allethrin — The allethrins are a pair of related synthetic compounds used in insecticides. They are synthetic pyrethroids, a synthetic form of a chemical found naturally in the chrysanthemum flower. The compounds have low toxicity for humans and birds, and… …   Wikipedia

  • allethrin — /al euh thrin/, n. Chem. a clear, amber, viscous liquid, C19H26O3, used as an insecticide. [1945 50; ALL(YL) + (pyr)ethrin, equiv. to Pyrethr(um) name of a genus of composite plants + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • allethrin — noun Either of a pair of related synthetic pyrethroids used in insecticides to paralyse the nervous system …   Wiktionary

  • allethrin — al·le·thrin al ə thrən n a light yellow viscous oily synthetic insecticide C19H26O3 used esp. in household aerosols * * * al·le·thrin (alґə thrin) a synthetic analogue of the natural insecticides cinerin, jasmolin, and pyrethrin, used as an… …   Medical dictionary

  • allethrin — n. chemical substance used as an insecticide …   English contemporary dictionary

  • allethrin — al·le·thrin …   English syllables

  • allethrin — ˈaləthrə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: allyl + pyrethrin : a light yellow viscous oily synthetic insecticide C19H26O3 used especially in household aerosols …   Useful english dictionary

  • Allethrins — Allethrin I (R = −CH3) Allethrin II (R = −COOCH3) The allethrins are a pair of related synthetic compounds used in insecticides. They are synthetic pyrethroids, a synthetic form of a chemical found naturally in the chrysanthemum flower. They were …   Wikipedia

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