Definition of biocontrol in English:

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biocontrol

Pronunciation: /ˌbīōkənˈtrōl/

noun

Short for biological control.
Example sentences
  • Thus, it can be concluded that UV-blocking films work in favor of pest management by discouraging pest colonization while sustaining the activities of some important natural enemies used in the biocontrol of insect pests.
  • Competition between rhizosphere bacteria and fungal pathogens for nutrients has also been identified as a biocontrol mechanism.
  • Euglandina rosea, the rosy wolf snail, is a predatory snail that was introduced as a biocontrol agent for A. fulica in Hawaii and other locations outside the continental United States.

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Syllabification: bi·o·con·trol

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