ovicide

[oh-vuh-sahyd]

noun

a substance or preparation, especially an insecticide, capable of killing egg cells.

Origin of ovicide

First recorded in 1925–30; ovi- + -cide
Related formso·vi·cid·al, adjective
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ovicidal in Medicine

ovicidal

[ō′vĭ-sīdl]

adj.

Relating to or causing death of an ovum.
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