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acaricide

[uh-kar-uh-sahyd, ak-er-uh-] /əˈkær əˌsaɪd, ˈæk ər ə-/
noun
1.
a substance or preparation for killing acarids.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; acar(us) + -i- + -cide
Related forms
acaricidal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for acaricide

acaricide

/əˈkærɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
any drug or formulation for killing acarids
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acaricide in Medicine

acaricide a·car·i·cide (ə-kār'ĭ-sīd')
adj.
Destructive to acarids. n.
An agent that destroys acarids.

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Encyclopedia Article for acaricide

any chemical substance used to control mites or ticks (especially species that damage ornamental or food plants), which are not susceptible to commonly used insecticides. Azobenzene, dicofol, ovex, and tetradifon are commonly used miticides. Many miticides kill eggs and larval stages as well as adult animals. Some are also toxic to honeybees and other beneficial insects.

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