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pediculicide

[puh-dik-yuh-luh-sahyd] /pəˈdɪk yə ləˌsaɪd/
adjective
1.
Also, pediculicidal. destructive to lice.
noun
2.
a pediculicide agent.
Origin
< Latin pēdicul(us) louse (see pedicular) + -i- + -cide
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Examples for pediculicide
  • The patient will be given clear instructions on proper use of the pediculicide.
  • Towel dry hair before using treatment as too much water in the hair dilutes the pediculicide, decreasing its efficacy.
  • Pronto represents a true breakthrough in pediculicide efficacy.
  • History of irritation or sensitivity to pediculicide or hair care products or ingredients.
  • Benzyl alcohol has pediculicide activity, where it kills lice through asphyxiation.
Contemporary definitions for pediculicide
noun

the killing of lice; an agent used to kill lice

Word Origin

Latin pediculus 'louse'

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pediculicide in Medicine

pediculicide pe·dic·u·li·cide (pə-dĭk'yə-lĭ-sīd')
n.
An agent used to destroy lice.

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