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parasiticide

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

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

OTHER WORDS FROM parasiticide

par·a·sit·i·cid·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parasiticide

parasiticide
/ (ˌpærəˈsɪtɪˌsaɪd) /

noun
any substance capable of destroying parasites
adjective
destructive to parasites

Derived forms of parasiticide

parasiticidal, adjective
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