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pes·ti·cide

 (pĕs′tĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent used to kill pests, such as unwanted or harmful insects, rodents, or weeds.

pes′ti·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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pesticide

(ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Chemistry) a chemical used for killing pests, esp insects and rodents
ˌpestiˈcidal adj
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pes•ti•cide

(ˈpɛs təˌsaɪd)

n.
a chemical preparation for destroying plant, fungal, or animal pests.
[1935–40]
pes`ti•cid′al, adj.
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pes·ti·cide

(pĕs′tĭ-sīd′)
A chemical used to kill harmful animals or plants. Compare fungicide, herbicide, insecticide.
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pesticide

any chemical substance used for killing pests, as insects, weeds, etc.
See also: Insects, Killing, Plants
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pesticide - a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)pesticide - a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)
acaracide, acaricide - a chemical agent used to kill mites
arsenical - a pesticide or drug containing arsenic
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
insect powder, insecticide - a chemical used to kill insects
pediculicide - a chemical agent that kills lice
phosphine - a colorless gas with a strong fishy smell; used as a pesticide
scabicide - a drug that destroys the itch mite that causes scabies
sheep dip - a liquid mixture containing pesticides in which sheep are dipped to kill parasites
spray - a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying
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Translations
مُبِيدُ الْـحَشَرَاتِمُبيد للحَشَرات
pesticid
pesticidsprøjtegift
tuholaismyrkky
pesticid
féregirtó szer
skordÿraeitur
農薬
살충제
pesticíd
pesticid
ยาฆ่าแมลง
thuốc trừ sâu

pesticide

[ˈpestɪsaɪd] Npesticida m
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pesticide

[ˈpɛstɪsaɪd] npesticide m
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pesticide

nSchädlingsbekämpfungsmittel nt, → Pestizid nt (spec)
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pesticide

[ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd] npesticida m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pest

(pest) noun
1. a creature that is harmful or destructive, eg a mosquito, a rat etc.
2. a troublesome person or thing. He is always annoying me – he is an absolute pest!
ˈpesticide (-tisaid) noun
a substance that kills animal and insect pests.
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pesticide

مُبِيدُ الْـحَشَرَاتِ pesticid pesticid Schädlingsbekämpfungsmittel παρασιτοκτόνο pesticida tuholaismyrkky pesticide pesticid pesticida 農薬 살충제 pesticide insektmiddel pestycydy pesticida пестицид pesticid ยาฆ่าแมลง böcek zehiri thuốc trừ sâu 杀虫剂
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pes·ti·cide

n. pesticida, exterminador de insectos y roedores.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pesticide

n pesticida m, plaguicida m
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References in periodicals archive ?
While about 60 percent of the 259 wax and 350 pollen samples did show the presence of at least one systemic pesticide, almost all were found at levels well below what is considered lethal to honey bees.
Chronic systemic pesticide exposure reproduces experimental clinical characteristics of PD.
As of 2006, there were 115 active registered products containing imidacloprid, a systemic pesticide. Instead of killing on contact, it is taken up by plants through irrigation or soil application.
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For larger trees it is best to hire an arborist to apply a systemic pesticide, typically the chemical imidacloprid, either into the soil or directly into the stem of the tree.
Even armed with the systemic pesticide cygon or the biological control Bacillus thuringiensis (sold as biotrol, dipel, or thuricide), you may be fighting a losing battle.
He mentioned yet another systemic pesticide, Assail, produced by Nippon Soda Co., Ltd., which is newly registered for experimental use on grapes, and said he expects to be trying it out during the 2003 season.
One approach is to use a systemic pesticide such as ivermectin, that can be administered orally.
The more tenacious pest is whitefly, and the options for dealing with this range from biological controls that include ordering parasitic wasps to heavy-duty systemic pesticides, with the risk of harm to beneficial insects.
During foraging, honeybees are exposed to pollutants deposited on plants and from systemic pesticides. Most honeybees and their food are contaminated by spray applications that bees fly through or by residual pesticide left on foliage or floral parts (especially pollen).
The Philippines, for example, hosted a conference on how bees can be protected from systemic pesticides in Marinduque from May 16 to 19.