parasiticide

[ par-uh-sit-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˌpær əˈsɪt əˌsaɪd /

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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Medical definitions for parasiticide

parasiticide
[ păr′ə-sĭtĭ-sīd′ ]

n.

An agent or preparation used to destroy parasites.

adj.

Destructive to parasites.

Other words from parasiticide

par′a•sit′i•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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