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viricide

[vahy-ruh-sahyd] /ˈvaɪ rəˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; vir(us) + -i- + -cide
Related forms
viricidal, adjective
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Examples from the web for viricide
  • Chlorine dioxide has been shown to be an effective viricide.
  • Chlorine has been shown to be a highly effective viricide.
viricide in Medicine

viricide vi·ri·cide (vī'rĭ-sīd') or vi·ru·cide (vī'rə-)
n.
An agent that inhibits or destroys viruses.


vi'ri·cid'al (-sīd'l) adj.
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