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 molluscicide (audio) , -​ˌlə-​sə-​ \ adjective

Examples of molluscicide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The biopesticide is the first environmentally safe molluscicide to use inside power plants. Lindsey Botts, The Arizona Republic, 25 Apr. 2022 In 2014, the EPA approved open water use of the molluscicide Zequanox, a treatment made up of dead cells from a soil bacteria that specifically targets mussels by destroying their digestive systems. Morgan Greene,, 30 July 2021 The material could even be distributed to the mussels similarly to Zequanox engineering, which involved a frame and tarp system to pump the molluscicide underwater. Morgan Greene,, 30 July 2021

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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


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