ver·​mi·​cide | \ ˈvər-mə-ˌsīd How to pronounce vermicide (audio) \

Definition of vermicide

: an agent that destroys worms

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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, "Animal husbandry Nematode parasites kill a lot of sheep," 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of vermicide

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vermicide

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

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The first known use of vermicide was in 1849

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25 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Vermicide.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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ver·​mi·​cide | \ ˈvər-mə-ˌsīd How to pronounce vermicide (audio) \

Medical Definition of vermicide

: an agent that destroys worms especially : anthelmintic

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