miticide

noun

mi·​ti·​cide ˈmī-tə-ˌsīd How to pronounce miticide (audio)
: an agent used to kill mites
miticidal adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Neem works as an insecticide, fungicide and miticide. Chris Mckeown, The Enquirer, 16 July 2022 Beekeepers then shifted to another miticide called amitraz, but after twenty years of use, the varroa mite is beginning to show signs of resistance with only a limited number of other options in the pipeline. Steven Savage, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 Neem oil is a fungicide, an insecticide and a miticide. oregonlive, 26 Dec. 2020 Despite being entirely free of Varroa destructor—a devastating parasitic mite—at the start of the season, the hives required miticide treatments by late summer. Alison Mcafee, Scientific American, 4 Nov. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

Etymology

mite entry 1

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miticide was in 1946

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“Miticide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miticide. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

miticide

noun
mi·​ti·​cide ˈmīt-ə-ˌsīd How to pronounce miticide (audio)
: an agent used to kill mites
miticidal adjective

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