viricide


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vi·ru·cide

(vī'rŭ-sīd),
An agent active against virus infections.
Synonym(s): viricide
[virus + L. caedo, to kill]

viricide

(vī′rĭ-sīd′) also

virucide

(vī′rə-)
n.
A substance or agent that inactivates viruses.

vi′ri·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

virucide

, viricide (vī′rŭ-sīd″) [ virus + -cide]
An agent that destroys or inactivates a virus, esp. a chemical substance used on living tissue.
virucidal (vī″rŭ-sīd′ăl), adjective
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The rural shopkeeper will not be able to stock many types of pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, bactericides and viricides for so many different kinds of crop diseases and pests?
He did, however, emphasize the importance of using chemical viricides to kill any communicable diseases at cleanup jobs involving blood or other human fluids.
non-penetrative activity), and the use of condoms, other latex barriers, or viricides can impede many sexually transmitted infections.