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ovicide

[ oh-vuh-sahyd ]
/ ˈoʊ vəˌsaɪd /
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noun

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

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Origin of ovicide

First recorded in 1925–30; ovi- + -cide

OTHER WORDS FROM ovicide

o·vi·cid·al, adjective

Words nearby ovicide

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