acaricide


acar·i·cide

noun \ə-ˈker-ə-ˌsīd, -ˈka-rə-\

Definition of ACARICIDE

:  a pesticide that kills mites and ticks
acar·i·cid·al \ə-ˌker-ə-ˈsī-dəl, -ˌka-rə-\ adjective

Origin of ACARICIDE

acarus + -i- + -cide
First Known Use: circa 1879

acar·i·cide

noun \ə-ˈkar-ə-ˌsīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACARICIDE

: a pesticide that kills mites and ticks

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