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  1. an agent for killing larvae.
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Origin of larvicide

First recorded in 1895–1900; larv(a) + -i- + -cide
Related formslar·vi·cid·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for larvicide

Historical Examples

  • Another chemical found to be even more effective as a larvicide is powdered borax.

    The House Fly and How to Suppress It

    L. O. Howard and F. C. Bishopp

British Dictionary definitions for larvicide


  1. a chemical used for killing larvae
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Derived Formslarvicidal, adjective
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larvicide in Medicine


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