Greek/ Latin Root: caedo
Meaning: Kill/ Killer/ Cut
Examples of Root Words with “-cide”
Algaecide/ algicide is a chemical substance/ organism that is used for killing algae and preventing its growth. There are two types of algicides available – natural algicide vs synthetic algicide
Aphicides are substances that are used to kill aphids. Aphids are small bugs that feed on sucking sap from plants.
Fungicides are substances designed to kill or inhibit the growth fungi.
- Avicide (Aves=Birds)
Avicides are substances used to kill birds.
- Ichthyocide (Ichthyo= Fish/ Fish-like)
Ichthyocide is a chemical substance used to kill fishes.
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