Definition of parasiticide in English:


Line breaks: para|siti|cide
Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈsɪtɪsʌɪd


A substance used in medicine and veterinary medicine to kill parasites (especially those other than bacteria or fungi).
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  • We don't use any commercial fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, parasiticides, antibiotics, or growth hormones.
  • One of the most effective treatments is a parasiticide that is applied to a small area at the back of the neck.
  • Arsenic compounds, commonly used in non-organic poultry feed as growth promoters and parasiticides, are linked to high incidence of cancer and other illnesses in areas where poultry litter containing arsenic is used as fertilizer.

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