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germicidal

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

ger·mi·cide

(jer'mi-sīd),
1. Destructive to germs or microbes. Synonym(s): germicidal
2. An agent with this action.
[germ + L. caedo, to kill]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ger·mi·cide

(jĕr'mi-sīd)
1. Destructive to germs or microbes.
Synonym(s): germicidal.
2. An agent with this action.
[germ + L. caedo, to kill]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Combining HEPA filters, high-intensity 120W germicidal UV light and photocatalytic oxidation, the units achieve a 99.9% on a single pass to eliminate airborne H1N1 on exposure.
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