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parasiticide

[ par-uh-sit-uh-sahyd ]

noun

  1. an agent or preparation that destroys parasites.


adjective

  1. destructive to parasites.

parasiticide

/ ˌpærəˈsɪtɪˌsaɪd /

noun

  1. any substance capable of destroying parasites


adjective

  1. destructive to parasites

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Derived Forms

  • ˌparaˌsitiˈcidal, adjective

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Other Words From

  • para·siti·cidal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of parasiticide1

First recorded in 1860–65; parasite + -i- + -cide

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Example Sentences

When warts are numerous and close together parasiticide applications can be daily made to the whole affected region.

The parasiticide usually relied on is the officinal sulphur ointment of the United States pharmacopœia.

This excellent parasiticide may perhaps be equally endowed with anti-typhic properties.

It is useful also locally in rheumatic affections as a resolvent and anodyne, in acne, and as a parasiticide.

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