mariticidal

adjective
ma·​rit·​i·​cid·​al | \ mə¦ritə¦sīdᵊl \

Definition of mariticidal

1 : of or relating to mariticide especially : of or relating to the killing of a husband by his wife
2 : of or relating to the killing by a female insect of her mate

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History and Etymology for mariticidal

mariti- (from Latin maritus husband & Latin marita wife) + -cide + -al

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“Mariticidal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mariticidal. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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