Pediculicide



[puh-dik-yuh-luh-sahyd] /pəˈdɪk yə ləˌsaɪd/

adjective
1.
Also, pediculicidal. destructive to lice.
noun
2.
a pediculicide agent.
noun

the killing of lice; an agent used to kill lice
Word Origin

Latin pediculus ‘louse’

pediculicide pe·dic·u·li·cide (pə-dĭk’yə-lĭ-sīd’)
n.
An agent used to destroy lice.

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