larvicide

[ lahr-vuh-sahyd ]
/ ˈlɑr vəˌsaɪd /

noun

an agent for killing larvae.

Nearby words

  1. larva migrans,
  2. larvae,
  3. larval,
  4. larval therapy,
  5. larvate,
  6. larviparous,
  7. larvivorous,
  8. larwood,
  9. laryng-,
  10. laryngal

Origin of larvicide

First recorded in 1895–1900; larv(a) + -i- + -cide

Related formslar·vi·cid·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for larvicidal

larvicide

/ (ˈlɑːvɪˌsaɪd) /

noun

a chemical used for killing larvae
Derived Formslarvicidal, adjective

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Medicine definitions for larvicidal

larvicide

[ lärvĭ-sīd′ ]

n.

An agent that kills insect larvae.
Related formslar′vi•cidal (-sīdl) adj.


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