Insecticide etymology


English word insecticide comes from English -cide (Killer. Killing.), English insect, French insecte (Insect.)

Etymology of insecticide

Detailed word origin of insecticide

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-cide English (en) Killer. Killing.
insect English (en) (colloquial) Any small arthropod similar to an insect including spiders, centipedes, millipedes, etc. (derogatory) A contemptible or powerless person.. An arthropod in the class Insecta, characterized by six legs, up to four wings, and a chitinous exoskeleton.
insecte French (fr) Insect.
insecticide French (fr) Insecticide.
insecticide English (en) A substance used to kill insects.