An agent used to destroy lice. [L. pediculus, louse, + caedo, to kill]

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pe·dic·u·li·cide pi-'dik-yə-lə-.sīd n an agent for destroying lice
pe·dic·u·li·cid·al pi-.dik-yə-lə-'sīd-əl adj

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an agent that kills lice; examples include benzyl benzoate, carbaryl, malathion, and permethrin.

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pe·dic·u·li·cide (pə-dikґu-lĭ-sīd) [pediculus + -cide] an agent that destroys lice.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Pediculicide — Pediculicides are substances used to treat lice ( Pediculus humanus capitus ) and scabies infestation …   Wikipedia

  • pediculicide — n. substance which kills lice adj. kills lice …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pediculicide — pe·dic·u·li·cide …   English syllables

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  • pediculicide — noun a chemical agent that kills lice • Hypernyms: ↑pesticide …   Useful english dictionary

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