miticide

[mahyt-uh-sahyd]
noun Chemistry.
a substance or preparation for killing mites.

Origin:
1945–50; mite1 + -i- + -cide

miticidal, adjective
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miticide (ˈmɪtɪˌsaɪd)
 
n
any drug or agent that destroys mites
 
miti'cidal
 
adj

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


mi'ti·cid'al (-sīd'l) adj.
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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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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.
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