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germicide

[jur-muh-sahyd] /ˈdʒɜr məˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
an agent for killing germs or microorganisms.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; germ + -i- + -cide
Related forms
germicidal, adjective
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Examples from the web for germicide
  • Surfaces then should be disinfected with a suitable chemical germicide.
  • Users should check with device manufacturers for information about germicide compatibility with their device.
  • As with any germicide formulation, the user should check with the device manufacturer for compatibility with the germicide.
  • The term germicide includes both antiseptics and disinfectants.
British Dictionary definitions for germicide

germicide

/ˈdʒɜːmɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
any substance that kills germs or other microorganisms
Derived Forms
germicidal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for germicide
n.

1880, from germ + -cide.

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germicide in Medicine

germicide ger·mi·cide (jûr'mĭ-sīd')
n.
An agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms; a disinfectant.


ger'mi·cid'al (-sīd'l) adj.
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