virucide


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virucide

 [vi´rŭ-sīd]
an agent that neutralizes or destroys a virus; see also antiviral.

vi·ru·cide

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

virucide

/vi·ru·cide/ (vi´rŭ-sīd) an agent which neutralizes or destroys a virus.viruci´dal

virucide

(vī′rə-sīd′)
n.
Variant of viricide.

virucide

[vī′rəsīd]
Etymology: L, virus + caedere, to kill
any agent that destroys or inactivates a virus.

vi·ru·cide

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

virucide

an agent that neutralizes or destroys a virus.
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