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1. destructive to algae.
2. an agent that destroys algae.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An agent active against algae.
[algae, + L. caedo, to kill]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
algicideAny material used to kill algae:
• Chemical algicides—Copper sulphate, Polyquat;
• Natural algicide—Barley straw has been touted as a natural algicide; it’s efficacy is uncertain.
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