-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”.

magistricide
1. A murderer of one’s master or teacher.
2, Causing the death of a civil officer charged with the administration of the law.
mariticide, mariticidal, maritocide
The killing of a spouse, especially a husband.
matricide, matricidal
1. The act of murdering one's own mother.
2. Someone who has murdered his or her own mother.
menticide
1. A word coined by J. A. M. Meerloo to designate the undermining or destruction of a person’s mind or will by “psychological intervention and judicial perversion”; also in extended use, brainwashing.
2. The systematic effort to undermine and destroy a person's values and beliefs, as by the use of prolonged interrogation, drugs, torture, etc., and to induce radically different ideas.
microbicide
The killing of microbes or a reference to something that kills them.
miticide
Any substance used to kill mites.
molluscicide, molluscicidal
Any substance used to kill molluscs; such as, snails, etc.
monstricide (s) (noun), monstricides (pl)
1. In medicine, destruction of a fetal monster.
2. The slaughter of monsters.
mosquitocide (muh SKEE toh sighd)
An agent that is destructive to mosquitoes.
mundicide (s) (noun) (no plural)
The destruction of the entire world.
muricide
Killing mice.
muscacide, muscicide
The killing of flies.
mycocide
An agent that destroys fungi.
myrmecide
The killing of ants.
naticide
1. One who kills his/her child.
2. The killing of a new-born child.

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