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insecticide

 [in-sek´tĭ-sīd]
an agent that kills insects. adj., adj insectici´dal.

in·sec·ti·cide

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

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.

insecticide

[insek′tisīd]
a chemical agent that kills insects.

in·sec·ti·cide

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

insecticide

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

insecticide

an agent that kills insects. May be applied by pour-on technique, dipping, spraydip, jetting, dusting powders. Insecticides come in a wide variety of chemical compounds. See also pyrethroids, rotenone, derris, chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphorus compound, arsenical, carbamates, triazines. The toxicity of an insecticidal preparation may be greatly altered by the agents used as emulsifiers and solvents. Called also pesticide.

insecticide resistance
insects exposed to one insecticide for long periods may develop a resistance to it and suffer no ill-effects when it is applied.
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