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broad spec·trum

a term indicating a broad range of activity of an antibiotic against a wide variety of microorganisms.

broad spectrum

Having the ability to treat a wide variety of conditions or infections.
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broad spec·trum

(brawd spek'trŭm)
Term indicating a wide range of activity of an antibiotic against a variety of microorganisms.

broad spectrum,

adj indicates that a chemical can be used for its intended function with a wide variety of microbes.
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Clorox(R) Broad Spectrum Cleaner complements Clorox's bleach-based portfolio of products, which are ideal for disinfecting high-risk areas and for dealing with C.
Fast and effective: Clorox(R) Broad Spectrum Cleaner requires no pre-cleaning and kills most organisms in two minutes, up to 33 percent faster than a leading quaternary spray.
A powerful, gentle disinfectant cleaner: Clorox(R) Broad Spectrum Cleaner is fragrance-free to help avoid the fumes associated with other quaternary disinfectant sprays.
Product Name: Nuospet W Concentrate Broad Spectrum Preservative
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