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A chemical agent, such as a pesticide, that is capable of destroying living organisms.
bi′o·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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biocideA generic term for any chemical, substance or microbe which is toxic to living systems—e.g., plants (herbicide) or animals (pesticide).
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A compound capable of killing something living.
[bio- + -cide]
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biocidesee SYSTEMIC BIOCIDE.
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