microbicidal

microbicide

[mahy-kroh-buh-sahyd]
noun
a substance or preparation for killing microbes.

Origin:
1880–85; microbe + -i- + -cide

microbicidal, adjective
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microbicide mi·cro·bi·cide (mī-krō'bĭ-sīd')
n.
An agent destructive to microorganisms.


mi·cro'bi·cid'al (-sīd'l) adj.
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