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spermicide

[spur-muh-sahyd] /ˈspɜr məˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
a sperm-killing agent, especially a commercial birth-control preparation, usually a cream or jelly.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; sperm1 + -i- + -cide
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British Dictionary definitions for spermicide

spermicide

/ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
any drug or other agent that kills spermatozoa
Derived Forms
spermicidal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for spermicide
n.

1929; see sperm + -cide.

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spermicide in Medicine

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 in Science
spermicide
  (spûr'mĭ-sīd')   
An agent that kills spermatozoa, especially one that is used as a contraceptive.
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