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Definition of Miticide

Miticide: An agent, usually a chemical, that kills mites. This class of pesticides is large and includes antibiotic miticides, carbamate miticides, formamidine miticides, mite growth regulators, organophosphate miticides, and many others. From mite + -cide, to kill. Also known as an acaricide.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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