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

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Spider mites are controlled with two or three miticide sprays applied at five- to seven-day intervals., "What to do when cuckoopint invades your garden: Ask an expert," 1 Feb. 2018 After removing and discarding the diseased rose, spray the remaining roses in the vicinity with dormant oil and one of the miticides listed. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "Roses face a huge threat from teeny mite," 15 Dec. 2017 The overwhelming threat to bee health, entomologists now agree, is a combination of factors led by the deadly Varroa destructor mite, the miticides used to control them, and bee practices. Jon Entine, Slate Magazine, "Do Neonics Hurt Bees? Researchers and the Media Say Yes. The Data Do Not.," 30 June 2017

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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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The first known use of miticide was in 1946

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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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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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