larvicide

noun lar·vi·cide \ ˈlär-və-ˌsīd \

Definition of larvicide

:an agent for killing larval pests

larvicidal

play \ˌlär-və-ˈsī-dᵊl\ adjective

Recent Examples of larvicide from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'larvicide.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of larvicide

circa 1888


Medical Dictionary

larvicide

noun lar·vi·cide
variants: also larvacide play \ˈlär-və-ˌsīd\

medical Definition of larvicide

:an agent for killing larvae

larvicidal

play \ˌlär-və-ˈsīd-ᵊl\ adjective

larvicidally

play \\ adverb

larviciding

play \ˈlär-və-ˌsīd-iŋ\ noun

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up larvicide? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

spoken rather than written

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!