biocide

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biocide

(bī′ə-sīd′)
n.
A chemical agent, such as a pesticide, that is capable of destroying living organisms.

bi′o·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

biocide

A generic term for any chemical, substance or microbe which is toxic to living systems—e.g., plants (herbicide) or animals (pesticide).

bi·o·cide

(bī'ō-sīd)
A compound capable of killing something living.
[bio- + -cide]

biocide

see SYSTEMIC BIOCIDE.

biocide

destructive to organisms including bacteria (bactericide), fungi (fungicide), amebae (amebicide), viruses (viricide).
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Luanne Jeram: We are actively engaging with regulators, suppliers and paint manufacturers through participation in taskforces, committees and associations to ensure we are fully aware of industry trends and any potential concerns and changes regarding biocides.
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Local governments are prohibited from protecting citizens from biocides.
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Chemical retentions for aqueous biocides have been shown to be approximately 6 percent higher in kiln-dried pine compared with unseasoned pine following a 15-second dip treatment (Clausen and Yang 2005).
Koestler and his colleagues have found an alternative to biocides.
The first day will explore organic biocides and will focus on finding more effective biocide systems for specific coatings applications, while avoiding the costs connected to BPD approval.
The biocides group of the Dow Chemical Company, Buffalo Grove, IL, recently announced the debut of its new Taunovate high-throughput testing capabilities.
New biocide controls microorganisms in alkaline systems without tire adverse side effects of strong oxidizing biocides.
The rubber incorporates a silver-based biocide that the company says overcomes shortcomings of traditional organic biocides used in rubber and plastics.