Main meanings of muricide in English

: muricide1muricide2

muricide1

noun

rare
  • The action of killing rodents.

Pronunciation

muricide

/ˈmjʊərɪsʌɪd/ /ˈmjɔːrɪsʌɪd/

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin mūr-, mūs + -icide.

Main meanings of muricide in English

: muricide1muricide2

muricide2

noun

Zoology
  • The action or habit of killing mice, especially as a trait or instinct in rats.

Pronunciation

muricide

/ˈmjʊərɪsʌɪd/ /ˈmjɔːrɪsʌɪd/

Origin

1960s. From classical Latin mūr-, mūs + -icide.