ro·​den·​ti·​cide | \ rō-ˈden-tə-ˌsīd How to pronounce rodenticide (audio) \

Definition of rodenticide

: an agent that kills, repels, or controls rodents

Examples of rodenticide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Critics contend other wildlife could be poisoned by the rodenticide. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 21 Dec. 2021 Critics contend that other wildlife could be poisoned by the rodenticide. Fox News, 19 Dec. 2021 According to the statement, second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide, or SGARs, can’t be sold through general consumer outlets for typical homeowner use., 3 May 2021 Anticoagulant rodenticide compounds, another name for rat poison, were found in 82% of the 133 eagles tested by researchers, according to a study published in the journal PLOS One. Megan Marples, CNN, 8 Apr. 2021 George Dvorsky for Gizmodo reports that the RSPB team had planned to combat the mutant mice by dropping cereal pellets containing rodenticide. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 May 2020 The plan to spread 2,900 pounds of cereal grain pellets laced with brodifacoum — a rodenticide banned in California — has raised concerns about poisoning the diverse wildlife in the islands. Will Houston, The Mercury News, 8 July 2019 As residents stopped using rodenticide, the birds rebounded and the rodent population stabilized. Erin Stone, azcentral, 24 Mar. 2020 Some genes, for instance, may be associated with resistance to rodenticide. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of rodenticide

1903, in the meaning defined above

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28 Dec 2021

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“Rodenticide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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ro·​den·​ti·​cide | \ rō-ˈdent-ə-ˌsīd How to pronounce rodenticide (audio) \

Medical Definition of rodenticide

: an agent that kills, repels, or controls rodents

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