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germicide

 [jer´mĭ-sīd]
an agent that destroys pathogenic microorganisms; see antibiotic and antimicrobial.
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

germicide

(jûr′mĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms; a disinfectant.

ger′mi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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

germicide

An antiseptic agent that kills micro-organisms.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

germicide

a substance that kills microorganisms.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ger·mi·cide

(jĕr'mi-sīd)
Destructive to germs or microbes.
[germ + L. caedo, to kill]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Typically, chemical germicides are recommended for the surface decontamination in the lab setting.
Try to keep the teats clean with warm water and dried properly (individual paper toweling), especially after milking, to avoid using dips as much as possible and to strive for the lowest concentration germicide in the dip.
A germicide flushed through a water distribution system kills free-floating microbes, but it can't touch bacteria embedded in the slimy biofilm.
It is extremely useful as a fungicide and germicide. It can be applied directly to the skin, incorporated into sprays and shampoos, and is wonderful diluted in distilled water and alcohol for use as a room freshener.
Nonsurgical heat-tolerant instruments (e.g., dental mirrors) were autoclaved when practice conditions, such as time and instrument supply, allowed or were immersed in a liquid chemical germicide for varying lengths of time.
Manufacturers' instructions to users should also emphasize that disinfection or sterilization of instruments that contact the eye should cannot be achieved if the instruments are not initially cleaned thoroughly of any organic material that can impede contact between the germicide and the target microorganism(s) during the disinfection or sterilization process [15,16].
Control III Disinfectant Germicide -- Concentrated formula.