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vi·ru·cide

(vī'rŭ-sīd),
An agent active against virus infections.
Synonym(s): viricide
[virus + L. caedo, to kill]

viricide

(vī′rĭ-sīd′) also

virucide

(vī′rə-)
n.
A substance or agent that inactivates viruses.

vi′ri·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

virucide

, viricide (vī′rŭ-sīd″) [ virus + -cide]
An agent that destroys or inactivates a virus, esp. a chemical substance used on living tissue.
virucidal (vī″rŭ-sīd′ăl), adjective
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