Definition of algicide in US English:



  • A substance which is poisonous to algae.

    • ‘Better help may be on the horizon for many catfish farmers in the form of a natural-based algicide that kills blue-green algae but is much safer for other pond life.’
    • ‘The algicide targets Oscillatoria perornata, a species of cyanobacteria prevalent in Mississippi.’
    • ‘Aquatic herbicides and algicides have been used successfully for several decades.’
    • ‘Iodine is, however, ineffective as an algicide.’
    • ‘‘We're also looking at other algicides,’ notes Anderson.’