insecticide etymology

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

Detailed word origin of insecticide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-cide English (eng) Killer. Killing.
insect English (eng) (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 (fra) Insect.
insecticide French (fra) Insecticide.
insecticide English (eng) A substance used to kill insects.

Words with the same origin as insecticide

Descendants of -cide
amicicide computercide culturecide deicidal febricide felicide feticide fungicide gendercide geocide gonocide herbicide infanticide larvicidal licecide lupicide mosquitocide nematicide neonaticide parenticide spermicide vaccicide vermicidal vulpicide
Descendants of insecte