Definitions

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  • adjective Deadly to acarids.

Etymologies

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acaricide +‎ -al (“pertaining to”)

Examples

  • One study finds that wash water temperatures of 131°F kill dust mites after ten minutes and notes that at cooler temperatures the acaricidal mite-killing effect is not increased by detergents or other chemicals tested.

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  • The avermectins have nematicidal, acaricidal and insecticidal activity.

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  • They are competitive inhibitors of chitin synthase and show potent fungicidal, insecticidal, and acaricidal activities.

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  • n. - substance killing mites. acaricidal, adj. acceptilation

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