Definition of nematocide in English:

nematocide

Line breaks: nem¦ato|cide
Pronunciation: /nɪˈmatə(ʊ)sʌɪd
 
, ˈnɛmətə(ʊ)-/
(also nematicide /nɪˈmatɪ-, ˈnɛmətɪ-/)

noun

  • A substance used to kill nematode worms.
    More 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).

Derivatives

nematocidal

adjective
More 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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