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  • pulicidé — ● pulicidé nom masculin (latin pulex, icis, puce) Nom de famille donné aux puces et insectes voisins …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pulicide — n. substance that kills fleas, flea killer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pulicide — pu·li·cide …   English syllables

  • pulicide — ˈpyüləˌsīd noun ( s) Etymology: blend of Latin pulic , pulex flea and English cide : an agent used for destroying fleas * * * pūˈlicide / sīd/ noun (L caedere to kill) a poison or other agent which destroys fleas • • • Main Entry: ↑Pulex …   Useful english dictionary

  • pulicicide, pulicide — A chemical agent destructive to fleas. [L. pulex (pulic ), flea, + caedo, to kill] …   Medical dictionary

  • puce — [ pys ] n. f. • pulce 1170; lat. pulex, pulicis 1 ♦ Insecte sauteur (siphonaptères), de couleur brune, parasite de l homme et de quelques animaux. Être piqué, mordu par une puce. « À Toulon, ce furent les puces [...] Toute la nuit, il se gratta » …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pulicidés — [pyliside] n. m. pl. ÉTYM. Du lat. pulex, icis « puce ». ❖ ♦ Zool. Famille de puces dont certains genres sont parasites de l homme. Au sing. || Un pulicidé …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Killing and Killers — Anyone who has looked at the news lately knows that the human species seems to have an inordinate propensity for killing things. Similarly, anyone looking at this list of 85 terms relating to killing will quickly realize that humans also have an… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pulicine —   a. pertaining to fleas.    ♦ pulicose,    ♦ pulicous, a. infested with fleas.    ♦ pulicosity, n. such infestation.    ♦ pulicid, n. & a.    ♦ pulicide, n. substance killing fleas.    ♦ pulicoid, a. flea like …   Dictionary of difficult words

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