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ovicide

 [o´vĭ-sīd]
an agent destructive to ova, such as of parasites.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ovicide

(ō′vĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent that kills eggs, especially the eggs of insects, mites, or nematodes.

o′vi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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gregaria bloques par le DFB aident a expliquer l'effet ovicide de cet insecticide observe dans des experiences precedentes (Tail et al.
Including Insecticides, Pesticides are grouped as Fungicides, Bactericides, Ovicides, Larvicides, Adulticides, Herbicides, Nematicides, Virucides, Molluscicides etc.
* 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.
Ovicides must be applied before the egg is laid, and larvicides are most effective against young larvae.
Organophosphates, carbamates, insect growth regulators (juvenile growth hormones), and ovicides are some examples of insecticides.
Our assessment of their efficacies as ovicides is based on the failure of nymphs to hatch from eggs treated with these insecticides rather than an observation that nymphs hatched and were subsequently exposed to insecticides and died.
In addition to application as general toxicants against mosquitoes, phytochemicals may also have potential uses as larvicides, repellents, ovicides and oviposition deterrents, and growth and reproduction inhibitors (1,2).