nematocide

or nem·a·ti·cide

[ nem-uh-tuh-sahyd, ni-mat-uh- ]
/ ˈnɛm ə təˌsaɪd, nɪˈmæt ə- /

noun

a substance or preparation used for killing nematodes parasitic to plants.

Origin of nematocide

First recorded in 1895–1900; nemato- + -cide

Related forms

nem·a·to·cid·al, nem·a·ti·cid·al, adjective
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Medicine definitions for nematocide

nematocide

[ nĕmə-tĭ-sīd′, nə-mătĭ- ]

n.

A substance or preparation used to kill nematodes.

Related forms

nem′a•to•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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