-cide(redirected from -cidal)
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word element [L.], destruction or killing (homicide); an agent that kills or destroys (germicide). adj., adj -ci´dal.
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A word ending denoting an agent that kills (for example, insecticide), or the act of killing (for example, suicide).
[L. -cida, -cidium, fr. caedo,to kill]
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Combining forms denoting an agent that kills (e.g., insecticide), or the act of killing (e.g., suicide).
[L. -cida,-cidium, fr. caedo, to kill]
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