adulticide

noun
adult·​i·​cide | \ ə-ˈdəl-tə-ˌsīd \
plural -s

Definition of adulticide

: an insecticide used to kill adult insects — compare larvicide

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First Known Use of adulticide

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adulticide

adult + -i- + -cide

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“Adulticide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adulticide. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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