larvicide

[ lahr-vuh-sahyd ]
/ ˈlɑr vəˌsaɪd /

noun

an agent for killing larvae.

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Origin of larvicide

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

OTHER WORDS FROM larvicide

lar·vi·cid·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for larvicide

larvicide
/ (ˈlɑːvɪˌsaɪd) /

noun

a chemical used for killing larvae

Derived forms of larvicide

larvicidal, adjective
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Medical definitions for larvicide

larvicide
[ lärvĭ-sīd′ ]

n.

An agent that kills insect larvae.

Other words from larvicide

lar′vi•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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