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Definition of «Pesticide»


Pesticide: A chemical used to control, repel, or destroy pests of any sort. There are scores of different types of pesticides which may act specifically, for example, as acaricides (against mites), fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, molluscacides (against snails and other mollusks), pediculicides (against lice), rodenticides (against rats and other rodents), scabicides (against scabies), etc.

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  • pesticide: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( pĕs ' tĭ-sīd ' ) n. A chemical used to kill pests, especially insects. pesticidal pes ' ti·cid ' al ( -sīd ' l ) adj.

  • US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

    EPA's Pesticide Program's mission is to protect public health and the environment from the risks posed by pesticides and to promote safer means of pest control.

  • Court Rules that Pesticide Drift from ...

    This litigious battle is heating up between conventional and organic farms over both pesticide drift and the fear of GMO contamination. Recently, the Minnesota Court of ...

  • home — Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

    NCAP works to protect people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems. Provide news and information on pesticide issues.

  • What is a Pesticide?

    What is a pesticide? A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for: preventing, destroying, repelling, or ; mitigating any pest.

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