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rodenticide

[ roh-den-tuh-sahyd ]
/ roʊˈdɛn təˌsaɪd /
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noun
a substance or preparation for killing rodents.
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Origin of rodenticide

First recorded in 1935–40; rodent + -i- + -cide

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British Dictionary definitions for rodenticide

rodenticide
/ (rəʊˈdɛntɪˌsaɪd) /

noun
a substance used for killing rats, mice, and other rodents
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Scientific definitions for rodenticide

rodenticide
[ rō-dĕntĭ-sīd′ ]

A pesticide used to kill rodents. Warfarin is a rodenticide. Compare fungicide herbicide insecticide.
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