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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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Droppings that cling to the cage will have to be brushed off regularly, and the floor will need to be cleaned periodically with a mild germicide or butane torch.
Reusable devices such as pipettes should be placed in a suitable container with an appropriate germicide added, If subject to contamination, phones and CRT keyboards should be decontaminated after use.
Successful disinfection involves two major elements: germicide at the appropriate concentration and a delivery method that allows the germicide to reach the surface.
Factors in choosing a disinfectant procedure include the type and concentration of the germicide used, duration and temperature of the germicide contact.
A germicide soap should be used to wash contaminated skin surfaces.
Acecide-C High-Level Disinfectant and Sterilant is an aldehyde-free, liquid chemical germicide designed for exclusive use with the OER-Pro.
The formulation is used as a general non-acid cleaner, deodorizer, disinfectant and germicide.