molluscicide

noun
mol·​lus·​ci·​cide | \mə-ˈləs-kə-ˌsīd, -ˈlə-sə- \

Definition of molluscicide 

: an agent for destroying mollusks (such as snails)

Other Words from molluscicide

molluscicidal \-​ˌləs-​kə-​ˈsī-​dᵊl, -​ˌlə-​sə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of molluscicide

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for molluscicide

New Latin Mollusca + English -i- + -cide

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molluscicide

noun
mol·​lus·​ci·​cide | \mə-ˈləs-(k)ə-ˌsīd \
variants: also molluscacide \-​ˈləs-​kə-​ \

Medical Definition of molluscicide 

: an agent for destroying mollusks (as snails)

Other Words from molluscicide

molluscicidal \-​ˌləs-​(k)ə-​ˈsīd-​ᵊl \ also molluscacidal \-​ˌləs-​kə-​ \ adjective

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