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Definition of the noun acaricide

What does acaricide mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acaricides

  1. a chemical agent used to kill mites
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of acaricide: acaracide
    • more generic word: pesticide = a chemical used to kill pests

Alternative definition of the noun acaricide


  1. Any substance which kills acarids

Definition of the adjective acaricide

What does acaricide mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Destructive to acarids


Acaricide: Acaricides are pesticides that kill members of the arachnid subclass Acari, which includes ticks and mites. Acaricides are used both in medicine and agriculture, although the desired selective toxicity differs between the two fields.

  • also known as Miticide

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Google previewWord Nerd (2007)

More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer

Corinthian and Composite columns in architecture a nonsmoker can also be called an acapnotic an acaricide is a substance poisonous to ticks acatalepsy in Greek is “not thoroughly seizing” or “incomprehensibility” things purchased can be ...

Google previewPrimary Care (2015)

Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing by Lynne M Dunphy, Jill Winland-Brown, Brian Porter, Debera Thomas

Acaricide is an insecticide that is effective against dust mites; it can be used on all fomites (pillows, beds, sofas, etc.). After application, a thorough vacuuming, preferably with a high-efficiency particulate air–filtered apparatus, must be done to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

An acaricide is a pesticide used to kill mites and ticks (Table 1). Always check with state and federal authorities to be sure products containing these active ingredients are registered for use. Always read labels carefully and follow the directions ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Examples of effective nitro compounds include chloropicrin and several related compounds, such as dichloronitroethane and chloronitropropane, as well as Binapapacryl acaricide-fungicide, Dicloran fungicide, Dinobuton acaricide, Dinocap ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Acaricide. A parasiticide effective against mites and ticks.

Acapnia Acardia Acardiacus Acardius Acaricide Acarus Acaudal, Acaudate Accidental Self- Injection, Needle Stick Injury Accidents Accommodation Acemann Acephalobrachia ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Chris Park, Michael Allaby

to prevent wood rot, as an *acaricide inside buildings, and outdoors as an insecticide targeting mosquitoes. Its acute toxicity to humans is uncertain. dinocap (DNOPC) A dinitro ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

It is used as a wood preservative, insecticide, acaricide, and fungicide. dinocap (DNOPC) A dinitro compound that is ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

acaricide. n. any chemical agent used for destroying mites and ticks. acarid n. a *mite or *tick. Acarina n. the.

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

acaricide,. acaridicide. A substance which kills mites and ticks. accelerometer. An electronic device that detects movements by measuring acceleration. A tri axial accelerometer can detect movement in three dimensions. May be used to detect ...

Google previewHawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (2016)

by Robert A. Lewis

Use: Acaricide. 5-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-2-nitroanisole.

Google previewDictionary of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology (1998)

by O. P. Singh, S. K. Srivastava

It is a powerful acaricide . Equal weighting: The method which treats all taxonomic characters as equally important; a key assumption of phenetices. Eradex (Quinoxaline): It is an active ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

bromocyclen, bromociclen a halogenated hydrocarbon used asan acaricide. Causesvomitingand convulsionsiftaken orally. bromoethane see methyl ...

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Acaricide Meaning

Video shows what acaricide means. Any substance which kills acarids (mites and ticks).. Acaricide Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary.

Scrabble value of A1C3A1R1I1C3I1D2E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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