miticide
noun Etymology: 1mite Date: circa 1946 an agent used to kill mites • miticidal adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • miticide — ☆ miticide [mīt′i sīd΄ ] n. [< MITE1 + CIDE] any substance used for destroying mites miticidal adj …   English World dictionary

  • Miticide — Miticides or acaricides are pesticides that kill mites. Antibiotic miticides, carbamate miticides, formamidine miticides, mite growth regulators, organochlorine, permethrin and organophosphate miticides are all in this category. Diatomaceous… …   Wikipedia

  • miticide — miticidal, adj. /muyt euh suyd /, n. Chem. a substance or preparation for killing mites. [1945 50; MITE1 + I + CIDE] * * * ▪ insect control also called  Acaricide,         any chemical substance used to control mites or ticks (especially species… …   Universalium

  • miticide — noun Any pesticide intended to kill mites …   Wiktionary

  • miticide — An agent destructive to mites. [mite + L. caedo, to kill] * * * mi·ti·cide mīt ə .sīd n an agent used to kill mites mi·ti·cid·al .mīt ə sīd əl adj * * * mi·ti·cide (miґtĭ sīd) an agent that is destructive to mites …   Medical dictionary

  • miticide — agent which kills mites Killing and Killers …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • miticide — n. substance used for killing mites (Chemistry); preparation used for killing mites (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • miticide — mit·i·cide …   English syllables

  • miticide — mit•i•cide [[t]ˈmaɪt əˌsaɪd[/t]] n. chem. a substance or preparation for killing mites • Etymology: 1945–50 mit i•cid′al, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • miticide — /ˈmaɪtəsaɪd/ (say muytuhsuyd) noun → acaricide. {mit(e)1 + i 1 + cide} …   Australian English dictionary

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