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nematocide

Syllabification: nem·a·to·cide
Pronunciation: /niˈmatəˌsīd, ˈnemətə-
 
/
(also nematicide)

Definition of nematocide in English:

noun

A substance used to kill nematode worms.
Example sentences
  • Only one nematicide (aldicarb, Temik 15G) appears to be economical for control of SCN under Ohio conditions, but it will likely be removed from the market.
  • Injection or incorporation into the soil, as in the case of nematicides, makes the pesticide most readily available for leaching.
  • Second, it is difficult, but not impossible, to grow great roses without the use of chemical pesticides, such as insecticides, miticides, fungicides, nematicides and acaracides (spiders).

Origin

late 19th century: from nemato- 'of nematode worms' + -cide.

Derivatives

nematocidal

1
Pronunciation: /ˌnematəˈsīdl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The nematocidal drug ivermectin is believed to kill worms by opening a glutamate-gated chloride channel on pharyngeal muscle, causing complete pumping inhibition.
  • A constituent that has no nematocidal activity may produce bursting when combined with a nematocidal agent.
  • The present invention relates to a new nematocidal agent particularly useful against plant parasitic nematodes and also to a process to prevent damage resulting from nematode infection.

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