acar·​i·​cide | \ ə-ˈker-ə-ˌsīd How to pronounce acaricide (audio) , -ˈka-rə- \

Definition of acaricide

: a pesticide that kills mites and ticks

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Other Words from acaricide

acaricidal \ ə-​ˌker-​ə-​ˈsī-​dᵊl How to pronounce acaricidal (audio) , -​ˌka-​rə-​ \ adjective

Examples of acaricide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Large-scale habitat control or acaricide (tick-killing) treatment of wildlife, though possible, can be difficult or not cost-effective for homeowners. Joyce Sakamoto, Washington Post, "Ticks and mosquitoes are ready to deliver disease in a bite, but you can stop them," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of acaricide

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acaricide

acar(us) + -i- + -cide

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The first known use of acaricide was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Acaricide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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acar·​i·​cide | \ ə-ˈkar-ə-ˌsīd How to pronounce acaricide (audio) \

Medical Definition of acaricide

: a pesticide that kills mites and ticks

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