Origin of parasiticidefrom parasite + -cide
The definition of a parasiticide is a substance used to kill parasites.
A worm medication that you give to your dog to kill internal parasites is an example of a parasiticide.
An agent or preparation used to destroy parasites.
- While sold as a heartworm medication for dogs and cats, company literature describes it as a parasiticide, because it also effective for the treatment of fleas and ear mites, as well as heartworm.
- Carbolic acid is an efficient parasiticide, and is largely used in destroying the fungus of ringworm and of the skin disease known as pityriasis versicolor.
- It may also be employed as a parasiticide in ringworm and similar conditions.