spermicide

spermicide

[spur-muh-sahyd]
noun
a sperm-killing agent, especially a commercial birth-control preparation, usually a cream or jelly.

Origin:
1925–30; sperm1 + -i- + -cide

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spermicide (ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd)
 
n
any drug or other agent that kills spermatozoa
 
spermi'cidal
 
adj

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spermicide sper·mi·cide (spûr'mĭ-sīd')
n.
An agent that kills spermatozoa, especially as a contraceptive. Also called spermatocide.


sper'mi·cid'al (-sīd'l) adj.
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spermicide   (spûr'mĭ-sīd')  Pronunciation Key 
An agent that kills spermatozoa, especially one that is used as a contraceptive.
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