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[mahyt-uh-sahyd] /ˈmaɪt əˌsaɪd/
noun, Chemistry
a substance or preparation for killing mites.
1945-50; mite1 + -i- + -cide
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miticidal, adjective Unabridged
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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


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')
An agent that kills mites.

mi'ti·cid'al (-sīd'l) adj.
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Encyclopedia Article for miticide


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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