Definition of resmethrin in English:

resmethrin

Pronunciation /ˈrɛzmɪθrɪn/

noun

  • A synthetic pyrethroid compound widely used as an insecticide, especially in sprays.

    Chemical name: (5-benzyl-3-furyl)methyl 2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylpropenyl)cyclopropanecarboxylate; C₂₂H₂₆O₃.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Times. From the initial letters of Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, England + meth- + -rin, after pyrethrin.