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bactericide

[bak-teer-uh-sahyd] /bækˈtɪər əˌsaɪd/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
any substance capable of killing bacteria.
Origin of bactericide
1880-1885
1880-85; bacteri- + -cide
Related forms
bactericidal, adjective
bactericidally, adverb
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  • Ink as a bactericide is less known, but worth consideration.

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bactericide

/bækˈtɪərɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
a substance able to destroy bacteria
Derived Forms
bactericidal, adjective
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