-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”.

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.
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.
The killing of microbes or a reference to something that kills them.
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.
Killing mice.
muscacide, muscicide
The killing of flies.
An agent that destroys fungi.
The killing of ants.
naticide (s) (noun), naticides (pl)
The killing of one's own child: The article in the newspaper stated that a case of naticide had been discovered and that the police were at the house already talking to the parents.
nematicide, nematicidal, nematocide, nemacide
A substance or preparation employed to kill nematode (round) worms.

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