Definition of rodenticide in English:

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Pronunciation: /rōˈden(t)əˌsīd/


A poison used to kill rodents.
Example sentences
  • Many farmers use rodenticides - strong chemical poisons - to kill rats and other crop-damaging rodents.
  • Anticoagulant rodenticides all kill by inhibiting the process in which the liver produces clotting agents in the blood.
  • Nearly 100,000 human exposures to pesticides were reported in 2003, about a fifth of those involved rodenticides, or rat poisons.

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Syllabification: ro·den·ti·cide

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