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Destructive to a virus.
Synonym(s): viricidal
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PC-515, which forms a gel at high temperatures in animals, is not viricidal but adheres to some viral cells, preventing them from attaching to cell walls.
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A manufacturer of laboratory gloves introduced a new technology at the conference by which latex products are impregnated with a viricidal agent.
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