miticide

[ mahyt-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˈmaɪt əˌsaɪd /

noun Chemistry.

a substance or preparation for killing mites.

Nearby words

  1. mithridate,
  2. mithridates vi,
  3. mithridatism,
  4. mithridatize,
  5. mithril,
  6. mitigable,
  7. mitigant,
  8. mitigate,
  9. mitigating,
  10. mitigating circumstances

Origin of miticide

First recorded in 1945–50; mite1 + -i- + -cide

Related formsmit·i·cid·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for miticide

miticide

/ (ˈmɪtɪˌsaɪd) /

noun

any drug or agent that destroys mites
Derived Formsmiticidal, adjective

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Medicine definitions for miticide

miticide

[ mītĭ-sīd′ ]

n.

An agent that kills mites.
Related formsmi′ti•cidal (-sīdl) adj.


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