germicide

[jur-muh-sahyd]
noun
an agent for killing germs or microorganisms.

Origin:
1875–80; germ + -i- + -cide

germicidal, adjective
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germicide (ˈdʒɜːmɪˌsaɪd)
 
n
any substance that kills germs or other microorganisms
 
germi'cidal
 
adj

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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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Example sentences
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.
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