vermicide

noun

ver·​mi·​cide ˈvər-mə-ˌsīd How to pronounce vermicide (audio)
: an agent that destroys worms

Examples of vermicide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Falls in infestation of a quarter to a third are not as dramatic as those caused by vermicides. The Economist, 21 Nov. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French, from vermi- vermi- + -cide -cide

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vermicide was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Vermicide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vermicide. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

vermicide

noun
ver·​mi·​cide ˈvər-mə-ˌsīd How to pronounce vermicide (audio)
: an agent that destroys worms
especially : anthelmintic
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