molluscicide

noun
mol·​lus·​ci·​cide | \ mə-ˈlə-skə-ˌsīd How to pronounce molluscicide (audio) , -ˈlə-sə- How to pronounce molluscicide (audio) \

Definition of molluscicide

: an agent for destroying mollusks (such as snails)

Other Words from molluscicide

molluscicidal \ mə-​ˌlə-​skə-​ˈsī-​dᵊl How to pronounce molluscicidal (audio) , -​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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/molluscicide. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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molluscicide

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

Medical Definition of molluscicide

: an agent for destroying mollusks (as snails)

Other Words from molluscicide

molluscicidal \ -​ˌləs-​(k)ə-​ˈsīd-​ᵊl How to pronounce molluscicidal (audio) \ also molluscacidal \ -​ˌləs-​kə-​ How to pronounce molluscacidal (audio) \ adjective

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