Definition of ovicidal in English:

ovicidal

adjective

rare, humorous
  • That kills sheep; of or relating to the killing of sheep.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or effective in the killing or destroying of eggs or ova, especially those of insects, mites, or other pests or parasites.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Stephen. From ovi- + -cidal, after ovicide<br>mid 19th century. From ovi- + -cidal. Compare later ovicide.

Pronunciation

ovicidal

/ˌəʊvɪˈsʌɪdl//ˌɒvɪˈsʌɪdl/