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parasiticide

[par-uh-sit-uh-sahyd] /ˌpær əˈsɪt əˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
an agent or preparation that destroys parasites.
adjective
2.
destructive to parasites.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; parasite + -i- + -cide
Related forms
parasiticidal, adjective
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  • While formalin has proven to be an effective parasiticide, it is not a cure-all, nor the drug-of-choice in all situations.
British Dictionary definitions for parasiticide

parasiticide

/ˌpærəˈsɪtɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
any substance capable of destroying parasites
adjective
2.
destructive to parasites
Derived Forms
parasiticidal, adjective
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parasiticide in Medicine

parasiticide par·a·sit·i·cide (pār'ə-sĭt'ĭ-sīd')
n.
An agent or a preparation used to destroy parasites. adj.
Destructive to parasites.


par'a·sit'i·cid'al (-sīd'l) adj.
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