mariticidal

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

Definition of mariticidal

  1. 1 :  of or relating to mariticide; especially :  of or relating to the killing of a husband by his wife

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the killing by a female insect of her mate

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Origin and Etymology of mariticidal

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


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