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.

Nearby words

  1. nemat-,
  2. nemathecium,
  3. nemathelminth,
  4. nematic,
  5. nemato-,
  6. nematocyst,
  7. nematoda,
  8. nematode,
  9. nematodiasis,
  10. nematoid

Origin of nematocide

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

Related formsnem·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 formsnem′a•to•cidal (-sīdl) adj.


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