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germicide

 [jer´mĭ-sīd]
an agent that destroys pathogenic microorganisms; see antibiotic and antimicrobial.

ger·mi·cide

(jer'mi-sīd),
1. Destructive to germs or microbes. Synonym(s): germicidal
2. An agent with this action.
[germ + L. caedo, to kill]

germicide

(jûr′mĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms; a disinfectant.

ger′mi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

germicide

[jur′misīd]
Etymology: L, germen, sprout, caedere, to kill
a drug that kills pathogenic microorganisms. See also antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral. germicidal, adj.

ger·mi·cide

(jĕr'mi-sīd)
1. Destructive to germs or microbes.
Synonym(s): germicidal.
2. An agent with this action.
[germ + L. caedo, to kill]

germicide

An antiseptic agent that kills micro-organisms.

germicide

a substance that kills microorganisms.

germicide

agent that destroys microorganisms

ger·mi·cide

(jĕr'mi-sīd)
Destructive to germs or microbes.
[germ + L. caedo, to kill]

germicide (jur´misīd),

n a substance capable of killing a wide variety of microorganisms, more specifically, one capable of killing all microorganisms, except for spores, with which it is in contact for a standard period.

germicide

an agent that destroys pathogenic microorganisms.
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