Definitions for: Insecticide


[n] a chemical used to kill insects



Webster (1913) Definition: In*sec"ti*cide, n. [Insect + L. caedere to kill.]
An agent or preparation for destroying insects; an insect
powder. -- In*sec"ti*ci`dal, a.

Synonyms: insect powder

See Also: arsenic, As, atomic number 33, DDT, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, larvacide, lead arsenate, lindane, Malathion, organophosphate, parathion, Paris green, pesticide, pyrethrum, rotenone

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