bio·​in·​sec·​ti·​cide ¦bī-(ˌ)ō-ˌin-¦sek-tə-ˌsīd How to pronounce bioinsecticide (audio)
plural bioinsecticides
: a biopesticide having specific activity against one or more insects
The company now has six products on sale, including two genetically engineered bioinsecticides.Greg Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 1992

Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bioinsecticide was in 1970

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“Bioinsecticide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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