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bactericide

[bak-teer-uh-sahyd] /bækˈtɪər əˌsaɪd/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
any substance capable of killing bacteria.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; bacteri- + -cide
Related forms
bactericidal, adjective
bactericidally, adverb
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Examples from the web for bactericide
  • The concoction is protected by the pack rat's urine, which acts as a bactericide, so the organic matter doesn't decompose.
  • Glutaraldehyde is registered as an antimicrobial and as a bactericide, a fungicide, and an algicide.
  • Control can also be achieved with the use of bactericide sprays applied as soon as symptoms are visible.
British Dictionary definitions for bactericide

bactericide

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