[ par-uh-sit-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˌpær əˈsɪt əˌsaɪd /
an agent or preparation that destroys parasites.
destructive to parasites.
Related formspar·a·sit·i·cid·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for parasiticide
It is useful also locally in rheumatic affections as a resolvent and anodyne, in acne, and as a parasiticide.
The parasiticide usually relied on is the officinal sulphur ointment of the United States pharmacopœia.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
British Dictionary definitions for parasiticide
/ (ˌpærəˈsɪtɪˌsaɪd) /
any substance capable of destroying parasites
destructive to parasites
Derived Formsparasiticidal, adjective
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Medicine definitions for parasiticide
[ păr′ə-sĭt′ĭ-sīd′ ]
An agent or preparation used to destroy parasites.
Destructive to parasites.
Related formspar′a•sit′i•cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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