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destructor

[di′strək·tər]
(ordnance)
An explosive device used intentionally by the control center to destroy a missile after launching. Also known as destruct system.

destructor

(programming)
A function provided by a class in C++ and some other object-oriented languages to delete an object, the inverse of a constructor.
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Use of oxalic acid to control Varroa destructor in honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies.
destructor different synthetic acaricides are being used worldwide such as amitraz, coumaphos, flumethrin and fluvalianate (Floris et al., 2001; Eguaras et al., 2003).
In 2013, Ghalem et al used four essential oils of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), mint (Mentha viridis), laurel (Laurusnobilis) and thyme (Tymus pubescens) against Varroa destructor in the North African bee Apis mellifera intermissa.
Removal of brood cells invaded by mites interrupts the reproductive cycle of Varroa destructor, prolongs its phoretic phase or kills the parasite (Zakar et al., 2014).
destructor Korean haplotype is distributed in all beekeeping areas within Saudi Arabia; results also indicated that relative infestation levels may reach higher levels within few months without Varroa treatment.
Caption: In addition to neonicotinoids, which compromise bees' immune systems, Varroa destructor mites are a significant factor in bee die-offs, according to Simon Fraser University biologist and bee expert Mark Winston.