noun Pharmacology.
any substance capable of killing bacteria.

1880–85; bacteri- + -cide

bactericidal, adjective
bactericidally, adverb Unabridged
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bactericide (bækˈtɪərɪˌsaɪd)
a substance able to destroy bacteria

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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.
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