From French insecticide, as insect + -cide.
insecticide (countable and uncountable, plural insecticides)
- A substance used to kill insects.
- 2009, Handbook of Pesticides: Methods of Pesticide Residues Analysis ISBN 1420082477
- The dried seed powder of custard apple (Annona squamosa L; family: Annonaceae) has been used as an insecticide in India and many other tropical countries since ancient times.
A substance used to kill insects