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[al-juh-sahyd] /ˈæl dʒəˌsaɪd/
a substance or preparation for killing algae.
Origin of algicide
1900-05; alg(ae) + -i- + -cide
Related forms
algicidal, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for algicide
  • Along with using other chemicals to treat the water an algicide is added.
  • The primary source of the metal in the sediments is many years of application of the algicide, copper sulfate.
  • Glutaraldehyde is registered as an antimicrobial and as a bactericide, a fungicide, and an algicide.
  • Copper sulfate is used as a fungicide, algicide, and nutritional supplement.
  • It is also used for the oxidation of reduced iron and manganese and color, and as a disinfectant and algicide.
British Dictionary definitions for algicide


any substance that kills algae
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algicide in Medicine

algicide al·gi·cide (āl'jĭ-sīd')
A substance that kills or inhibits the growth of algae.

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