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bactericidal

 [bak-tēr″ĭ-si´dal]
destructive to bacteria.

bac·te·ri·cid·al

(bak-tēr'i-sī'dăl),
Causing the death of bacteria. Compare: bacteriostatic.
Synonym(s): bacteriocidal

bactericidal

/bac·te·ri·ci·dal/ (bak-tēr″ĭ-si´d'l) destructive to bacteria.

bactericidal

adjective Referring to a drug or substance which kills bacteria, or is capable of killing bacteria.

noun A drug or substance which kills bacteria, or is capable of killing bacteria.

bactericidal

Bacteriocidal adjective Referring to that which kills bacteria, or is capable of killing bacteria. Cf Bacterostatic.

bac·te·ri·cid·al

(bak-tēr'i-sī'dăl)
Causing the death of bacteria.
Compare: bacteriostatic

bactericidal

Able to kill bacteria.

bactericidal

or

bacteriocidal

able to kill BACTERIA. Compare BACTERISTATIC.

Bactericidal

An agent that destroys bacteria (e.g., Staphylococci aureus, Streptococci pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Salmonella enteritidis).
Mentioned in: Aromatherapy

bac·te·ri·cid·al

(bak-tēr'i-sī'dăl)
Causing the death of bacteria.
Compare: bacteriostatic

bactericidal

destructive to bacteria.
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