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insecticide

 [in-sek´tĭ-sīd]
an agent that kills insects. adj., adj insectici´dal.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·sec·ti·cide

(in-sek'ti-sīd),
An agent that kills insects.
[insect + L. caedō, to kill]
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insecticide

(ĭn-sĕk′tĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent used to kill insects and other arthropods.

in·sec′ti·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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in·sec·ti·cide

(in-sek'ti-sīd)
An agent that kills insects.
[insect + L. caedo, to kill]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

insecticide

any substance such as DDT or malathion, that is used to kill insects. See also PESTICIDE.
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