-cidal

-cidal

a combination of -cide and -al1. found on adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -cide:, homicidal.

Origin:
-cide + -al1

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-cide
 
n combining form
1.  indicating a person or thing that kills: insecticide
2.  indicating a killing; murder: homicide
 
[from Latin -cīda (agent), -cīdium (act), from caedere to kill]
 
-cidal
 
adj combining form

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