I am translating a document that contains information about medical costs and medicines. I ran across the phrase "Los medicamentos como pediculicidas o vitaminas..." I am not familiar with the term "pediculicidas." Could someone help me out? This document comes from Lima, Peru.
I know I am too late, but medical terms are usually very easy to translate, as the words are often made up from plain Greek:
pediculus (Gk. phtheír) = piojo / lice, flea
-cida/-cide = matar / kill (as in genocide)
Modifying the endings with a bit of common sense is, most of the time, enough to guess even the correct spelling. Then you can google it to see if it exists.
Sorry James. I misread the page. Thanks for your help. That was what I needed.
Thanks Gustavo. That definitively fits the context of the material I am translating.
Pediculicide: Medications used to treat lice and scabies infestations. Various pediculicides have different mechanisms of action. Some applications need to be repeated in 7-10 days because pediculicides do not always kill all nits.