Definition of acaricide in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈkarəˌsīd/ Pronunciation: /ˈakərə-/


A substance poisonous to mites or ticks.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • The major categories of pesticides classified by target are fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, acaricides, molluscicides, nematicides, rodenticides, avicides, and antibiotics.
  • In case of severe infestation spray any systemic insecticide and acaricide for mites along with neem oil.


Late 19th century: from Greek akari 'mite, tick' + -cide.

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Syllabification: a·car·i·cide

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