acaricide

[ uh-kar-uh-sahyd, ak-er-uh- ]
/ əˈkær əˌsaɪd, ˈæk ər ə- /

noun

a substance or preparation for killing acarids.

Origin of acaricide

First recorded in 1875–80; acar(us) + -i- + -cide

Related forms

a·car·i·cid·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for acaricide

acaricide

/ (əˈkærɪˌsaɪd) /

noun

any drug or formulation for killing acarids
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Medicine definitions for acaricide

acaricide

[ ə-kărĭ-sīd′ ]

adj.

Destructive to acarids.

n.

An agent that destroys acarids.

Related forms

acaricidal adj.
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