-cide, -cides, -cidal

(Latin: a suffix; kill, killer; murder, to cause death, slayer; cutter; “to cut down”)

Don’t confuse this element with the another -cide that means “to cut”; although -cide, “death”, is related to -cise, -cide, “to cut down”.

The killing of partridges; partridge killing.
persistent pesticide, hard pesticide
A pesticide compound that remains in the environment for relatively long periods.

The extent of its persistence depends on several factors; such as, the tkype of soil, iots moisture, temperature, and pH, and the extent of cultivation and cover crops.

pesticide residue
The amount of any pesticide remaining on or in food or beverages intended for human consumption.
pesticide, pesticidal
A substance for destroying pests; especially, insects.
petracide (verb), petracides; petracided; petraciding
To destroy ancient stone buildings or monuments: Television news have been showing terrorists in some middle eastern countries who are petracidig ancient relics.
phytocide, phytocidal
Lethal or injurious to plants.
A substance poisonous to fish; thus, killing fish (fish killer).
1. The killing of fish.
2. A substance poisonous to fish; thus, killing fish (fish killer).
The killing of malarial parasites.
poultrycide, poultrycidal
Killing poultry.
prolicide (s) (noun), prolicides (pl)
1. The crime of killing one's child, either in the womb or following birth: Prolicide is meant to include both infanticide, which is intentionally causing the death of an infant, and abortion, that is the killing of a fetus.
2. Etymology: The word prolicide is derived from the Latin words proles meaning "offspring" and caedere meaning "to cut" or "to kill".

protozoacide (s) (noun), protozoacides (pl)
That which destroys protozoa or protozoans: Jacky learned that a special agent called protozoacide used to be used to kill or exterminate tiny unicellular organisms.
pseudocide, pseudocidal
A pretended attempt at suicide, undertaken with the intention of failure; one who makes such an attempt.
The killing of fleas.
The killing of, or destruction of, that which is putrid.

Related "death, dead; kill" units: lethal-; mort-; neci-; necro-; phono-; thanato-.