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-cide

 
word element [L.], destruction or killing (homicide); an agent that kills or destroys (germicide). adj., adj -ci´dal.

-cide

(sīd),
A word ending denoting an agent that kills (for example, insecticide), or the act of killing (for example, suicide).
[L. -cida, -cidium, fr. caedo,to kill]

-cide

word element [L.], destruction or killing (homicide); an agent which kills or destroys (germicide).-ci´dal

-cide, -cid

suffix meaning "killing": amebicide, herbicide, protozoacide.

-cide

, -cido
Combining forms denoting an agent that kills (e.g., insecticide), or the act of killing (e.g., suicide).
[L. -cida,-cidium, fr. caedo, to kill]

-cide

word element. [L.] destruction or killing (homicide); an agent that kills or destroys (germicide).