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spermicide

 [sper´mĭ-sīd]
an agent destructive to spermatozoa. adj., adj spermici´dal.

sper·ma·to·cide

(sper'mă-tō-sīd'),
An agent destructive to spermatozoa.
Synonym(s): spermicide
[spermato- + L. caedo, to kill]

spermicide

/sper·mi·cide/ (sper´mĭ-sīd) an agent destructive to spermatozoa.spermici´dal

spermicide

(spûr′mĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent that kills spermatozoa, especially one used as a contraceptive. Also called spermatocide.

sper′mi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

spermicide

spermicide

A contraceptive chemical that kills sperm, which is placed in the vagina or within a condom before sexual intercourse to prevent pregnancy.

spermicide

Spermaticide A contraceptive agent with a high failure rate–11.9 pregnancies/100 woman-yrs Formulations Foams, creams, sponges; most contain a surfactant nonoxynol 9, an agent that ↓ risk of STDs–it is bactericidal and viricidal; spermicides are not associated with teratogenesis or trisomies, although some 'soft' data suggest possible limb reduction defects. See Contraceptives, IUDs, Litogens, Pearl index, RU 486.

sper·mi·cide

(spĕr'mi-sīd)
An agent destructive to sperms.
Synonym(s): spermatocide.

Spermicide

An agent that is destructive to sperm.

spermicide

an agent destructive to spermatozoa.