acaricide

noun
acar·i·cide | \ə-ˈker-ə-ˌsīd, -ˈka-rə-\

Definition of acaricide 

: a pesticide that kills mites and ticks

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acaricidal \ə-ˌker-ə-ˈsī-dᵊl, -ˌka-rə- \ adjective

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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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acaricide

noun
acar·i·cide | \ə-ˈkar-ə-ˌsīd \

Medical Definition of acaricide 

: a pesticide that kills mites and ticks

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