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bactericidal

 [bak-tēr″ĭ-si´dal]
destructive to bacteria.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bac·te·ri·cid·al

(bak-tēr'i-sī'dăl),
Causing the death of bacteria. Compare: bacteriostatic.
Synonym(s): bacteriocidal
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bactericidal

adjective Referring to a drug or substance which kills bacteria, or is capable of killing bacteria.

noun A drug or substance which kills bacteria, or is capable of killing bacteria.
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bactericidal

Bacteriocidal adjective Referring to that which kills bacteria, or is capable of killing bacteria. Cf Bacterostatic.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bac·te·ri·cid·al

(bak-tēr'i-sī'dăl)
Causing the death of bacteria.
Compare: bacteriostatic
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bactericidal

Able to kill bacteria.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

bactericidal

or

bacteriocidal

able to kill BACTERIA. Compare BACTERISTATIC.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Bactericidal

An agent that destroys bacteria (e.g., Staphylococci aureus, Streptococci pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Salmonella enteritidis).
Mentioned in: Aromatherapy
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

bac·te·ri·cid·al

(bak-tēr'i-sī'dăl)
Causing the death of bacteria.
Compare: bacteriostatic
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In the present study, time-kill experiments with the ethanolic extracts of the stem bark of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum; CIN), flower bud and stalk of clove (Syzygium aromaticum, CLV) and seed of cumin (Cuminum cyminum, CMN), were carried out in order to determine their bactericidal effect on MRSA.
Minimal bactericidal concentration was defined as the reduction of the initial inoculum by [greater than or equal to]99.9%.
Serum bactericidal antibodies are used as a serologic correlate of protection for meningococcal vaccines (8) and have been correlated with clinical efficacy for serogroup C (9).
However it should be noted that also agent acting on the bacterial wall may be included in group 1 (bactericidal action correlating more with the AUC/MIC ratio than with the %[T.sub.>MIC]).
The researchers set out to confirm bactericidal activity using the pour plate technique.
METHOD OF EVALUATION OF BACTERICIDAL EFFICACY BY LIQUID SUSPENSION TIME KILL TEST: From the prepared bacterial suspensions (2 McFarlands), 0.25ml of it was added with 4.75ml of different dilutions of disinfectants and deionized water.
In 1972, Fujishima and Honda demonstrated that titanium dioxide Ti[O.sub.2] (TD) exhibits strong bactericidal activity in the presence of light ([lambda] [less than or equal to] 385 nm) [4].
The water purification systems integrate complementary water purification techniques (e.g., complete pretreatment, advanced reverse osmosis, exposure to bactericidal UV lamp, degassing and final 0.22 pm filtration) to produce degassed clinical laboratory reagent water with consistently pure and reliable water quality.
With this in mind, scientists at Cornell University attempted to develop a hurdle treatment for controlling surface microorganisms in RTE foods by combining the bactericidal action of pulsed light with the bactericidal and bacteriostatic effect of nisin.
The 1:10 dilution wipe is bactericidal and tuberoalocidal and is an ideal for disinfecting hard nonporous surfaces.