acaricide

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

noun

a substance or preparation for killing acarids.

Nearby words

  1. acarbose,
  2. acardia,
  3. acari,
  4. acarian,
  5. acariasis,
  6. acarid,
  7. acaridae,
  8. acarina,
  9. acarine,
  10. acarnania

Origin of acaricide

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

Related formsa·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 formsacaricidal adj.


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