Definition of nematocidal in English:

nematocidal

(also nematicidal)

adjective

  • See nematocide

    • ‘The present invention relates to a new nematocidal agent particularly useful against plant parasitic nematodes and also to a process to prevent damage resulting from nematode infection.’
    • ‘The embonate salt of pyrantel is poorly soluble in water, which offers the advantage of reduced absorption from the gut, allowing the drug to express its high nematocidal efficacy directly within the digestive tract.’
    • ‘The nematocidal drug ivermectin is believed to kill worms by opening a glutamate-gated chloride channel on pharyngeal muscle, causing complete pumping inhibition.’
    • ‘Another report says that the plant contains asparagusic acid which is nematocidal and is used in the treatment of schistosomiasis.’
    • ‘A constituent that has no nematocidal activity may produce bursting when combined with a nematocidal agent.’