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parasiticide

[par-uh-sit-uh-sahyd]
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noun
  1. an agent or preparation that destroys parasites.
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adjective
  1. destructive to parasites.
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Origin of parasiticide

First recorded in 1860–65; parasite + -i- + -cide
Related formspar·a·sit·i·cid·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for parasiticide

Historical Examples

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

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 384, May 12, 1883

    Various

  • 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

parasiticide

noun
  1. any substance capable of destroying parasites
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adjective
  1. destructive to parasites
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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.
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adj.
  1. Destructive to parasites.
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Related formspar′a•sit′i•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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