Definition of Ovicidal

1. Adjective. Having the ability to kill an ovum ¹



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Definition of Ovicidal

1. ovicide [adj] - See also: ovicide

Medical Definition of Ovicidal

1. Causing death of the ovum. Origin: ovi-+ L. Caedo, to kill (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ovicidal

overzealous
overzealously
overzealousness
overzeals
ovest
ovi-
oviboses
ovibovine
ovibovines
ovicaprid
ovicaprids
ovicapsule
ovicapsules
ovicell
ovicells
ovicidal (current term)
ovicide
ovicides
ovicular
ovicyst
oviducal
oviduct
oviductal
oviducts
oviferous
oviform
ovigenesis
ovigenetic
ovigenous
ovigerons

Literary usage of Ovicidal

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1. Essays in Ecclesiastical Biography by James Stephen (1907)
"... when the saint was sick;—that Jacoba was aroused to her devotions by her lamb with severe punctuality;—that an ovicidal wolf, being rebuked by this ..."

2. Nether Lochaber: The Natural History, Legends, and Folk-lore of the West by Alexander Stewart (1883)
"... grieved we were for his death, his ovicidal tendencies notwithstanding. His upper jaw, showing a development of dentition of which a Bengal tiger need ..."

3. DNA Fingerprinting and Plants (Including Pathogens): Sponsored CRIS/ICAR by Andrew Kalinski (1994)
"These functions may include ovicidal effects on young of other females, time and energy savings during egg-laying, or social interactions among larvae of ..."

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