miticide

noun
mi·​ti·​cide | \ ˈmī-tə-ˌsīd How to pronounce miticide (audio) \

Definition of miticide

: an agent used to kill mites

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Other Words from miticide

miticidal \ ˌmī-​tə-​ˈsī-​dᵊl How to pronounce miticidal (audio) \ adjective

Examples of miticide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Reddish rose stems with extra thorns are distinct signs of possible rose rosette disease in your garden," 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Reddish rose stems with extra thorns are distinct signs of possible rose rosette disease in your garden," 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Reddish rose stems with extra thorns are distinct signs of possible rose rosette disease in your garden," 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Reddish rose stems with extra thorns are distinct signs of possible rose rosette disease in your garden," 6 Sep. 2020 But the problem is that the mites can develop miticide resistance, as some already have. Paige Embry, Scientific American, "Beekeepers Seek Resistance to the Honeybee’s Most Fearsome Enemy," 1 Oct. 2019 But the problem is that the mites can develop miticide resistance, as some already have. Paige Embry, Smithsonian, "Beekeepers Seek to Save Honeybees From a Colony-Invading Pest," 1 Oct. 2019 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Strange red stems and too many thorns? You probably need to destroy your rosebush," 1 Nov. 2019 That discovery opens up new possibilities for developing more effective miticides. Paige Embry, Scientific American, "Beekeepers Seek Resistance to the Honeybee’s Most Fearsome Enemy," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of miticide

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for miticide

mite entry 1

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18 Oct 2020

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“Miticide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miticide. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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miticide

noun
mi·​ti·​cide | \ ˈmīt-ə-ˌsīd How to pronounce miticide (audio) \

Medical Definition of miticide

: an agent used to kill mites

Other Words from miticide

miticidal \ ˌmīt-​ə-​ˈsīd-​ᵊl How to pronounce miticidal (audio) \ adjective

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