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

Word History


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

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“Mariticidal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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