Mite vs Miticidal - What's the difference?

mite | miticidal |

As a noun mite

is shoot.

As an adjective miticidal is

having the effect of killing mites.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia mite)


(en noun)
  • A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species; as, the cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, etc. See Acarina.
  • A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing.
  • *1803 , William Blake,
  • *:One mite wrung from the lab'rer's hands
  • *:Shall buy and sell the miser's lands;
  • A lepton, a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.
  • A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.
  • Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle. Sometimes used adverbially.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=“Well,” I says, “I cal'late a body could get used to Tophet if he stayed there long enough.” ¶ She flared up; the least mite of a slam at Doctor Wool was enough to set her going.}}
  • * 1959 , Frances Cavanah, Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance , Project Gutenberg, []:
  • "Those trousers are a mite too big, but you'll soon grow into them."


    * (small amount) see also .

    Derived terms

    * widow's mite


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    (en adjective)
  • Having the effect of killing mites.