Definition of acaricide in English:

acaricide

Syllabification: a·car·i·cide
Pronunciation: /əˈkarəˌsīd, ˈakərə-
 
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noun

  • A substance poisonous to mites or ticks.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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