Ovicide | definition of ovicide by Medical dictionary
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an agent destructive to ova, such as of parasites.
ovicide /ovi·cide/ (o´vĭ-sīd) an agent destructive to the eggs of certain organisms.
A substance or agent that kills eggs, especially the eggs of insects, mites, or nematodes.
o′vi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
an agent that destroys ova.
an agent destructive to the ova of certain organisms, usually helminths and arthropods.
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Egg mortality was unanticipated, as insecticidal soaps are not generally considered to be effective ovicides
insecticides for the control of insects--these can be Ovicides
(for eggs), Larvicides (for larva or baby insects) or Adulticides (for mature insects)
They act as ovicides
, larvicides, pupicides, adulticides, repellents, oviposition deterrents beside their insect growth regulating activity.
Focusing on the development of products for the consumer health market, Hatchtech is developing a range of low-toxicity ovicides
(treatments to eradicate eggs) of human, animal and plant parasites.