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ovicide

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noun ovi·cide \ˈō-və-ˌsīd\

Definition of ovicide

  1. :  an agent that kills eggs; especially :  an insecticide effective against the egg stage

ovi·cid·al play \ˌō-və-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective


Origin of ovicide

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1913


Medical Dictionary

ovicide

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noun ovi·cide \ˈō-və-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of ovicide

  1. :  an agent that kills eggs; especially :  an insecticide effective against the egg stage




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "ovicide"


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