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miticide

[mahyt-uh-sahyd] /ˈmaɪt əˌsaɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a substance or preparation for killing mites.
Origin of miticide
1945-1950
1945-50; mite1 + -i- + -cide
Related forms
miticidal, adjective
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  • The program also was used to determine the effectiveness of miticide applications made at various times of the year.
  • Be sure to dilute and apply the miticide in accordance with label instructions and precautions.
British Dictionary definitions for miticide

miticide

/ˈmɪtɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
any drug or agent that destroys mites
Derived Forms
miticidal, adjective
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miticide in Medicine

miticide mi·ti·cide (mī'tĭ-sīd')
n.
An agent that kills mites.


mi'ti·cid'al (-sīd'l) adj.
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