Noun Acaricide Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acaricide

Pronunciation:

/ˈakərɪsʌɪd/

Definition:
1.

noun

A substance poisonous to mites or ticks.
  1. 'Standard therapy consists of application of topical acaricides (lindane, permethrin, benzyl benzoate, etc.) that must remain on the affected areas for a certain time and then be washed off.'
  2. 'However, acaricides do not penetrate far enough to kill mites deep inside the mattress and so are not as effective as when used on carpeting.'
  3. 'Carbosulfan belongs to the benzofuranyl methylcarbamate group of insecticides / acaricides.'
  4. 'Allergen avoidance measures included breast feeding with mothers on a low allergen diet, use of acaricides, and mattress covers.'
  5. 'The major categories of pesticides classified by target are fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, acaricides, molluscicides, nematicides, rodenticides, avicides, and antibiotics.'


noun

1. a substance or preparation for killing acarids.


Examples:

"acaricides can be to lines."

Origin:
Late 19th century: from Greek akari ‘mite, tick’ + -cide.

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