Definition of Pediculicide

1. Noun. A chemical agent that kills lice.

Generic synonyms: Pesticide



Medical Definition of Pediculicide

1. An agent used to destroy lice. Origin: L. Pediculus, louse, + caedo, to kill (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pediculicide

pedicellation
pedicellina
pedicels
pedicle
pedicle flap
pedicle graft
pedicle of arch of vertebra
pedicled
pedicles
pedicular
pediculate
pediculates
pediculati
pediculation
pediculi
pediculicide (current term)
pediculina
pediculophobia
pediculoses
pediculosis
pediculosis capitis
pediculosis corporis
pediculosis palpebrarum
pediculosis vestimentorum
pediculous
pediculous blepharitis
pediculus
pediculus arcus vertebrae
pedicure

Literary usage of Pediculicide

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1. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"(a) An over-the-counter pediculicide drug product in a form suitable for topical application is generally recognized as safe and effective and is not mis- ..."

2. Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents: Medical Management Guidelines for by Jonathan Borak, Kent R. Olson (1996)
"In the past, acrylonitrile was also used as a room fumigant and pediculicide (an agent used to destroy lice). OSHA PEL (permissible exposure limit)= ppm ..."

3. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"... for several dozen fruit and vegetable crops, and for personal hygiene as a scabicide and pediculicide in the form of a lotion, cream, or shampoo. ..."

4. Screening for Infectious Diseases Among Substance Abusers: A Treatment by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"DeFelice, J.; Rumsfield, J.; Bernstein, JE; and Roshal, JY Clinical evaluation of an after-pediculicide nit removal system. ..."

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