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virucidal

 [vi″rŭ-si´dal]
capable of neutralizing or destroying a virus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

vi·ru·ci·dal

(vī'rŭ-sī'dăl),
Destructive to a virus.
Synonym(s): viricidal
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vi·ru·ci·dal

(vī'rŭ-sī'dăl)
Destructive to a virus.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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