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Pesticide

Definition:

A toxic chemical product that kills harmful organisms (e.g., insecticides, fungicide, weedicides, rodenticides, acaricides).

Source: FAO Glossary of biotechnology & genetic engineering 

More:

An acaricide is any chemical, agent or material toxic to mites, ticks and spiders (Acarnia) as distinct from insects.

Source: Integrated Pest Management Resource Centre, Glossary of Terms 

Related words:

Biocide(s) - Herbicide - Insecticide

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Effects of Biocides on antibiotic resistance

Translation(s):

Español: Pesticida
Français: Pesticide
Nederlands: Pesticide

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