parasiticide

[par-uh-sit-uh-sahyd]
adjective
  1. destructive to parasites.

Origin of parasiticide

First recorded in 1860–65; parasite + -i- + -cide
Related formspar·a·sit·i·cid·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parasiticide

parasiticide

noun
  1. any substance capable of destroying parasites
adjective
  1. destructive to parasites
Derived Formsparasiticidal, adjective
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parasiticide in Medicine

parasiticide

[păr′ə-sĭtĭ-sīd′]
n.
  1. An agent or preparation used to destroy parasites.
adj.
  1. Destructive to parasites.
Related formspar′a•sit′i•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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