muricidal

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muricidal (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Pertaining to muricide.
    • 1977, F V DeFeudis, Patricia A F DeFeudis, Elements of the behavioral code‎
      ...and that bulbectomy-induced increases in muricidal behavior of rats appeared to be related to the destruction of tissue...
  2. (biology) Possessing the muricide instinct; inclined to kill mice.
    • 1981, S J Enna, Jeffrey B Malick, Elliott Richelson, Antidepressants: neurochemical, behavioral, and clinical perspectives‎
      For this study, muricidal animals were injected with either imipramine (20 mg/kg), atropine (20 mg/kg), or an equivalent volume of saline intraperitoneally...