An agent that is applied directly to the host to kill ectoparasites. [ectoparasite + L. caedo, to kill]

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ec·to·par·a·sit·i·cide (ek″to-par″ə-sitґĭ-sīd) [ectoparasite + -cide] an agent destructive to ectoparasites.

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